Lair Road Bridge Improvements, City of Fairmont, Minnesota
"Bolton & Menk staff went above and beyond to ensure participating agencies and the public had a common understanding of the project needs and priorities. We have received numerous positive comments from the public and the community can be proud of the finished product." Troy Nemmers P.E. , Director of Public Works/City Engineer

Lair Road Bridge Improvements

City of Fairmont, Minnesota

The City of Fairmont prides itself on the many lakes surrounding the community. Lair Road and the Lair Road Bridge needed replacement over a connecting channel between Budd Lake and Hall Lake. The channel flowing beneath the Lair Road Bridge presented both a challenge and an opportunity during the reconstruction of the bridge and roadway. Additionally, municipal state aid requirements created challenges with providing pedestrian accessibility to two adjacent businesses while maintaining the required vehicle site distances and maximum slopes. Through creative engineering solutions of the Bolton & Menk team, a new bridge was constructed adjacent to the existing bridge, thereby maintaining normal traffic flow until the old bridge was removed. Additionally, increased channel width allowed for better boat access to both lakes.

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  • Award 1 American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota – 2014 Honor Project