Through cooperation with local partners and agencies, a successful project preserved significant historical monuments and created a safe route for the traveling public.
CSAH 2 Improvements
Redwood County, Minnesota
CSAH 2 is a major collector and the primary route to Jackpot Junction Casino. The existing rural roadway did not meet state aid standards, was narrow, had steep inslopes, and included a horizontal curve that did not meet 55 mph design requirements.
The location of the highway and the multiple partners involved posed challenges in selecting a preferred alternative for improvements. Due to archaeological findings and limited right-of-way, a new alignment was not an option and maintaining the existing alignment was required.
Bolton & Menk completed design of the roadway improvements while maintaining crucial traffic flow to and from the casino, including
A high tension guardrail to meet clear zone requirements within the proximity of historical stone monuments
Widened and paved shoulders to accommodate pedestrian access within the Lower Sioux Community
Revision of the horizontal curve alignment to meet requirements for a 55 mph speed
Construction of a turning lane to accommodate high volume traffic turning onto CSAH 13
Corrective mill and overlay to improve surface water runoff
In the end, through cooperation with multiple local partners and agencies, a successful project was completed. The project preserved significant historical monuments and created a safe route for its users.