Highway Department Seeks Public Input on CSAH 1 Road Project

July 20, 2021 – The Redwood County Highway department received a $1.25 million Minnesota Department of Transportation Local Road Improvement Grant to reconstruct CSAH 1 through the City of Clements.  The scope of work includes new aggregate base, bituminous pavement to a 10 ton design standard, pedestrian ramps, curb and gutter, sidewalk, LED street lighting, and upgraded storm sewer.  The total project cost is expected to be $1.7 million.  Sanitary sewer and watermain may also be considered as part of the project, pending city funding of these utilities on CSAH 1.

As part of the design process, the Highway department is seeking the input from residents and commuters to share the vision of CSAH 1 through Clements. A short survey is available, along with an interactive map of the project area for the public to provide feedback. To access the survey and map, visit https://redwoodcounty-mn.us/csah-1-survey.

Additionally, an in person public open house will be hosted by the County Highway Department, and the engineering firm, Bolton and Menk.  Those interested in learning more and providing public comment are encouraged to attend the open house on August 2, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the City of Clements Fire Hall.

“This is the opportune time to provide feedback on the reconstruction design for CSAH 1,” says County Engineer, Anthony Sellner, P.E.  “This project will serve travelers for the next 50 years and we are interested in learning more about the public’s perspectives.”  

The project layout will be finalized in September 2021, design plans and specifications finalized in February 2022, project bidding in March 2022, and construction starting in May 2022.

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