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News & Info
MINNESOTA RIVER BRIDGE NORTH OF REDWOOD FALLS UPDATE
October 9, 2020 (Redwood Falls) – Construction of the Redwood CSAH 101/Renville CSAH 1 bridge over the Minnesota river, north of Redwood Falls has been challenged by very difficult conditions in constructing the foundations of the bridge. The bedrock has proven to be very uneven and extremely hard granite. Completion of the new bridge is anticipated for early winter or more likely spring 2021.
Uneven bedrock required a change in foundation design for the south abutment. The extremely hard granite resulted in slow progress in drilling ten shafts for the two piers through bottom sediment and into several feet of bedrock.
Even with these challenges, progress continues to be made. The south concrete abutment is complete and north abutment will be poured in the coming days. The contractor is preparing to pour the concrete in the drilled shafts for the piers.
When completed, the bridge will be a very durable, long lasting structure meeting modern bridge standards. There is understanding CSAH 101/CSAH 1 is a well-travelled road and the bridge closure is inconvenient. The Redwood County Highway Department appreciates the public’s support as the project continues to move forward.
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June 26, 2020 – Redwood County Highway (CSAH) 101 and (CSAH) 6 bridges over the Minnesota River are currently closed for construction and more traffic is using the CSAH 17 Bridge, also known as the Gold Mine Bridge.
The Gold Mine Bridge is an old, narrow, weight posted truss bridge. It has been reported heavy truck traffic exceeding the weight limit, including loaded semis, have been using this bridge. This represents a significant safety hazard to the overweight vehicles and threatens the integrity of the bridge. Even though the bridge is in good condition for its age, State and Federal funding will likely not be available to replace the bridge due to its historic nature and distance to the river crossings.
To protect public safety, preserve the life of the bridge and to mitigate the danger the following restrictions have been implemented. Vertical clearance boards have been installed to limit the height of passing vehicles to 8’ 6”, a 5 ton maximum per vehicle and a speed limit of 10 mph. Motorists can expect to see appropriate displays around the bridge.
The CSAH 6 project is progressing well. The pavement edge drains from Delhi to the river are complete. We anticipate the cold in place recycling pavement operation will begin on Saturday, June 27, 2020 or soon after. The project is anticipated to be completed around mid-August.
The CSAH 101 Bridge is also progressing well. The old deck, beams and south abutment have been removed. Piling for the south abutment will be placed soon, with bridge completion anticipated by winter.
For a complete list of Redwood County Highway projects, along with road closures, the public is encouraged to visit redwoodcounty-mn.us/departments/highway-department or call the Highway Department at (507) 637-4056.
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.
Moving Buildings and Overwidth Loads
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/loads exceeding posted load limits on county roads. Click here to download the Overweight Permit. (Please use Internet Explorer)
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 Road for 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 11/30/20 at 2:25 p.m.
Due to Road Work…
NOTE: The dates on all anticipated closures may change due to weather or a number of other factors. Please monitor this website as we’ll be posting updates as they become available.
CSAH 101 will be closed at the Minnesota River to all traffic beginning Monday, May 11. Work will begin on the bridge replacement project. There will be a detour in place, so please plan accordingly.
210th St. will be closed from Frontier Ave. to CSAH 7 beginning today, November 20, until further notice due to culvert issues.
Due to Flooding/Road Condition…
Construction Project Information
CSAH 17 Culvert Replacement – SAP 064-617-031
CSAH 10 Bridge Replacement – SP 064-610-031
CSAH 6 Overlay – SAP 064-606-035
Awarded to Duininck, Inc. at the June 2, 2020 board meeting for the amount of their bid. See Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the abstract.
Reflectorized Pavement Marking Project
Awarded to AAA Striping Service Co. at the June 2, 2020 board meeting for the amount of their bid. Click here for the Reflecorized Pavement Marking Abstract.
CSAH 1 and CSAH 101 Overlays – SAP 064-601-015, SAP 064-701-026
Awarded to Duininck, Inc. on May 19, 2020. See Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the abstract.
County Road 57 and Three Lakes Township Bridge Replacements – SAP 064-598-023, SAP 064-599-116
Awarded to R and G Construction Co. on May 5, 2020. See Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the abstract.
South Street in Vesta Improvements – SAP 064-594-002
Awarded to Duininck, Inc. on May 5, 2020. Click here for the SAP 064-594-002 Abstract.
Bituminous Road Repair Materials (Seasonal Requirements)
Awarded to Jebro, Inc. on May 5, 2020. Click here for the Bituminous Road Repair Materials Abstract.
Construction Started in 2019 and Final Payment Not Yet Made
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
See Road Closures tab for additional information.