CSAH 2 Improvements, Redwood County, Minnesota
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 the traveling public.