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News & Info
News & Info
Snow on Road Notice
The Redwood County Highway Department would like to remind all county residents that it is unlawful to obstruct any highway or deposit snow or ice thereon.
Minnesota Statutes 160.2715 and 169.42 prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoving, and placing of snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots onto public roadways. This can include the ditch and right-of-way area. Violations of these statutes are a misdemeanor.
Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Piles of snow increase the chance of drifting snow onto the roadway. Accidents and damages caused by snow placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner.
County Highway Permits
County Highway Permits
All of the applications for permits are in a “PDF” format and once downloaded, can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The application files may be large and, therefore, may take some time to download depending on the connection speed of your service provider. You may also request the application forms by contacting the Highway Department. Applications may be emailed, mailed or faxed to Redwood County Highway Department. Please note that no permit is valid until signed by the County Engineer or his designated representative.
Buildings and Over-width Loads (Moving)
This permit is for moving over-width loads across Redwood County roads. Download of this document will include the permit application and pertinent regulations to move buildings and over-width loads. Applicant must provide proof of insurance (either a Certificate of Insurance or copy of insurance policy). The applicant must also provide the route and/or map of Redwood County roads that will be used during the move. There is no fee for this permit.
Rural Access Permit
This permit is required prior to the construction of new rural entrances or the modification of existing entrances. Download of this document will include the permit application and Redwood County Policy concerning rural access entrances on County Roads. A map, preferably from a current plat book, must be submitted along with the application.
A $1,500 deposit (money order or certified check) is required prior to approval of the application for new rural entrances only. (No deposit required for the modification of existing entrances.) The deposit will be returned to the applicant upon final inspection and approval by the Highway Department.
Municipal Access Permit
This permit is required prior to the construction of new municipal entrances or the modification of existing entrances. Download of this document will include the permit application and Redwood County Policy concerning municipal access entrances on County Roads. A map must be submitted along with the application.
A $1,500 deposit (money order or certified check) is required prior to approval of the application. The deposit will be returned to the applicant upon final inspection and approval by the Highway Department.
This permit is required for individuals or companies to move vehicles of size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding posted load limits on county roads. Click here to download the Overweight Permit. This permit must be completed in full, signed and returned to the Highway Department for review. Each permit is handled on a case by case basis and will take a minimum of two (2) days to issue, possibly longer. There is no fee for this permit.
Permit for Misc. Utility and Repairs on County Roads
This permit is required for individuals or companies to perform minor excavations for utility work, temporary work zone sites, or any other activity that may interfere with traffic on a County Road. Download of this document consists of the permit application and regulations pertinent to various operations. There is no fee for this permit.
This permit is required for placing, construction and maintenance for utilities located within County Right-of-Way. Download of this document will include the permit application, rules and regulations of the Redwood County Board of Commissioners, and instructions. Applicant shall attach a sketch of the proposed installation with the application. There is no fee for this permit.
Barricade of Road and/or Public Events
This permit is required of individuals or organizations intending to temporarily barricade or close a County Road for the purposes of parades, celebrations or any other events that may interfere with traffic on a public road. Download of this document includes the application and insurance requirements necessary for the permit. There is no fee for this permit.
This permit is required for any drainage related activities performed within County Right-of-Way. Download of this document includes the permit application, specifications for construction, and a brief summary of Minnesota Law regulating drainage work. Applicant shall attach a sketch or map of the area showing location and intended type of installation. There is no fee for this permit. In some cases, a deposit will be required before the permit will be issued. The deposit must be in the form of a cashier’s or certified check and will be retained until the County Engineer verifies that the work has been satisfactorily completed.
Road and Bridge Closures
Updated 11/1/19 at 11:40 a.m.
Due to Road Work…
County Road 99 / Noble Ave.
County Road 99 / Noble Ave. is closed from T.H. 19 to T.H. 67 due to road construction. County Road 99 / Noble Ave. is expected to remain closed until Fall 2019. (Paxton Township)
Due to Flooding/Road Condition…
County Road 59
County Road 59 is closed from CSAH 30 to 305th St. (Underwood/Vesta Township Line)
CSAH 5 – this road will remain closed until fall of 2019.
CSAH 5 is closed from 170th St. to 175th St. (Gales/Johnsonville Township Line)
County Road 78 – this road will remain closed until fall of 2019.
County Road 78 is closed between County Road 20 and 110th St. (Springdale Township)
Construction Project Information
Construction Starting in 2019
CSAH 115 Overlay – SAP 064-715-006
Currently accepting bids for this project. Look under the “Official Notices” tab for the official publication.
Click here for the SAP 064-715-006 Abstract
Striping on Various CSAH’s – SP 064-070-006, SP 064-070-007
Contract awarded to AAA Striping Service Co. at the September 3, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SP 064-070-006 and SP 064-070-007 Abstract
CSAH 5 Overlay – SAP 064-605-032
Contract awarded to Duininck, Inc. at the August 6, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-605-032 Bid Abstract
CSAH 101 Bridge Construction – SAP 064-701-019, SAP 065-601-013
Contract awarded to Duininck, Inc. at the September 3, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-701-019, 065-601-013 Abstract
County Road 78 Bridge Replacement – SAP 064-598-026
Contract awarded to Landwehr Construction, Inc. at the August 6, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-598-026 Abstract
CSAH 5 Bridge Replacement – SP 064-605-030
Contract awarded to M & K Bridge Construction, Inc. per approval by the Office of Civil Rights on August 7, 2019.
Click here for the SP 064-605-030 Abstract
CSAH 4 Bridge Replacement – SAP 064-604-054
Contract awarded to Landwehr Construction, Inc. at the July 16, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-604-054 Abstract
CSAH 8 Bridge Replacement – SAP 064-608-025
Contract awarded to M & K Bridge Construction, Inc. at the June 4, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-608-025 Bid Abstract
CSAH 101 Concrete Overlay – SAP 064-701-022
Rejected the sole bid from Duininck, Inc. at the May 7, 2019 board meeting and directed County Engineer to research alternative options and open for new bids this summer with a fall construction starting date.
Click here for the SAP 064-701-022 Abstract
CSAH 1 Bridge – SAP 064-601-012
Contract awarded to R and G Construction Co. at the May 7, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-601-012 Abstract
County Road 99 – SAP 064-593-001
Contract awarded to R and G Construction Co. at the April 16, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-593-001 Abstract
Sheridan Township Box Culvert – SAP 064-599-114
Contract awarded to R and G Construction Co. at the April 16, 2019 board meeting.
Click here for the SAP 064-599-114 Abstract
Construction Started in 2018
CSAH 101 (DeKalb St.) – SP 064-701-018
For details regarding this project and status updates, please view the “Dekalb Street Construction Project” tab here in the Highway Dept. web page.
Awarded to M.R. Paving & Excavating, Inc. at the September 4, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the CSAH 101 (Dekalb St.) Abstract
CSAH 20 – SP 064-620-004
Awarded to Knife River Corporation – North Central at the July 3, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the CSAH 20 Abstract
CSAH 11 – SP 064-070-005 / SAP 064-611-012
Awarded to Duininck, Inc. at the July 3, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the CSAH 11 Abstract
Westline and Kintire Townships Box Culverts – SAP 064-599-109 and SAP 064-599-110
Awarded to R and G Construction Co. at the June 19, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the Westline and Kintire Box Culverts Abstract
Waterbury Township Bridges – SAP 064-599-111 and SAP 064-599-112
Awarded to M & K Bridge Construction, Inc. at the June 5, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the Waterbury Bridges Bid Abstract
CSAH 16 – SAP 064-616-015
Awarded to Central Specialties, Inc. at May 1, 2018 board meeting.
Click here for the CSAH 16 Bid Abstract
See Road Closures tab for additional information.
Dekalb Street Construction Project
2019 Dekalb Street Construction Project
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Construction of the Dekalb Street corridor between Bridge Street (Highway 19/71) and Meadow Lane is expected to begin in May 2019 with anticipated completion in October 2019. The project will include road surface and intersection improvements, the addition of a trail, and upgrades to the storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and watermain (drinking water) systems. The goals of the project are to improve traffic flow and safety, increase pedestrian access and safety, address flooding issues near Bridge Street, and upgrade utilities.
Redwood County considered many designs to improve safety for pedestrian traffic along Dekalb Street. At Cook Street, high school and elementary school students frequently cross the road. To improve safety at the Dekalb/Cook intersection, rapid flashing beacons will be installed to alert drivers of crossing pedestrians, and a median will also be added to reduce pedestrian crossing distances. Removal of frontage road access to Cook Street will also improve safety by reducing the number of lanes of traffic that pedestrians must cross. At the Dekalb/2nd Street intersection, the west side frontage road will be extended to connect to 2nd Street perpendicularly instead of merging directly with Dekalb.
Other infrastructure improvements within the Dekalb corridor will include new trail segments and utility upgrades. The trail segments will run along the east side of Dekalb Street between Highway 19 and Meadow Lane and offer easy north-to-south connections for pedestrians and bicyclists. Utility upgrades include replacement of storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and watermain pipes. The new watermain will be installed below the frost line to prevent freezing that has occurred in the past.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Construction activities for the project will occur as follows:
- Tree removals from grass boulevards between Dekalb Street and frontage roads
- To allow for road improvements, Dekalb Street must be lowered, which requires tree removals
- Utility work
- Small utility relocates (electric lines, fiber lines, gas lines, etc.)
- Storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and watermain construction
- Road construction
- Installation of gravel base for road
- Construction of street curbs and gutters
- Bituminous (asphalt) road surfacing – the first layer will be completed towards the end of the 2019 construction season; a second layer will be added in the summer of 2020
- Turf/grass restoration in areas affected by construction
- Roadway striping
Dekalb Street will be closed for most of the summer, though the frontage roads will remain accessible from side streets. During construction, the frontage roads will be open to two-way traffic and the contractor will be required to keep a minimum of one end of the frontage roads open to traffic. However, occasionally short-term road closures may occur as needed.
The Cook Street intersection work will be completed between June 1, 2019 and August 15, 2019. The intersection will be open to traffic while school is in session.
Periodic water shut-offs will be needed to connect new water service. The contractor will provide 48-hour notices to residents before a shut-off begins.
Check this website for frequent project updates. To sign up for updates by email or text message, enter your information in the “Sign Up for Project Updates” box at the top of this page.
A Resident Project Representative (RPR) will be on site during construction. Please feel free to contact the RPR, project manager, or county engineer with questions.
Engineer (Redwood County)
Project Manager (Bolton & Menk, Inc.)
507-794-5541 ext. 2336
Resident Project Representative (Bolton & Menk, Inc.)