Crow Wing County releases proposed 2015 road construction schedule
The Crow Wing County Highway Department has scheduled approximately $10 million worth of roadway improvements for the 2015 construction season. A brief summary of the projects is listed below:...
The Crow Wing County Highway Department has scheduled approximately $10 million worth of roadway improvements for the 2015 construction season. A brief summary of the projects is listed below:
• County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 36 from CSAH 37 to County Road (CR) 114 in Crosslake and Fairfield Township. The project will consist of a complete reconstruction of the roadway including grading, bituminous surfacing and minor realignment. The final roadway will have 6-foot-wide paved shoulders to go along with the other safety improvements to be constructed. Bids were received recently, with work to begin as soon as weather allows. The roadway will be closed to through traffic with Highway 6, CSAH 1, CSAH 3 and CSAH 37 serving as detour routes.
• CSAH 48 at the intersection of CR 170 and the proposed Isle Drive Extension. The city of Baxter has taken the lead on this project. Isle Drive will be extended to the south to connect with CSAH 48 at the existing intersection of CR 170, just west of Highway 371. Work on the county road system will involve a minor realignment of CR 170 and a round-about intersection at CSAH 48/CR 170/Isle Drive. Certain phases of the project will require CSAH 48 and CR 170 to be closed at the intersection, with detours being established on Highway 371, Highway 210 and Knollwood Drive.
• CSAH 16 from Peoria Road to Little Whitefish Drive in Ideal Township. This segment of CSAH 16 will be resurfaced. In addition, minor subgrade improvements will be performed at select areas. The project has already been bid and it is anticipated that work will begin when weather allows and weight restrictions are removed.
• CSAH 45 from CSAH 2 to CR 117. This project will entail resurfacing the roadway, culvert replacement and paving four foot wide shoulders. A research project to provide a chip seal coat prior to paving on the south four miles of the roadway will be performed to evaluate a possible reduction of existing cracks reflecting through the new pavement.
• CSAH 47 within the city of Deerwood. The project will involve resurfacing, utility replacements and isolated subgrade improvements. Upon project completion it is anticipated that this will become a city of Deerwood street. The work will be tied into one contract with work being performed on CSAH 16 and CR 135. In addition, a culvert on CSAH 12, just west of the intersection with CSAH 8, will be replaced and have minor impacts on traffic.
• CR 114 from Greer Lake Road to CSAH 36 in Fairfield Township. CR 114 will be resurfaced in conjunction with the CSAH 36 reconstruction project. Upon completion, it is anticipated that CR 114 will become a Fairfield Township road.
• CR 121 from CSAH 2 to 1.3 miles north in St. Mathias Township. This segment of the existing roadway will be resurfaced. The project will be connected to the CSAH 45 resurfacing project as one contract.
• CR 135 in Deerwood Township. The existing roadway will be resurfaced. It is anticipated that upon project completion that this will become a Deerwood Township roadway. The project will be tied to one contract with CSAH 16 and CSAH 47 resurfacing work.
• Inglewood Drive from Woida Road to CSAH 77. The intent of this project is to widen the roadway and provide a new surface along with six-foot-wide paved shoulders. The construction is dependent upon a grant application that has not been announced yet. Should the grant not be awarded, there is a potential that this project becomes delayed.
• CSAH 11 culvert replacement approximately 7.5 miles east of Highway 6. An existing culvert crossing under CSAH 11 will be replaced. The project will take approximately two weeks, with CSAH 11 needing to be closed. A detour utilizing CR 105 and Spruce Grove Road will be established.
• CR 111 culvert replacement one-quarter mile east of CSAH 10 in Deerwood Township. The existing culvert at the outlet of Long Lake will be replaced. This project will take approximately two weeks, during which CR 111 will need to be closed. Residents to the north and east of the project will need to access CR 111 via Highway 210, while those to the south and west will need to utilize CSAH 10.
• 2015 seal coat program - Selected roads receive a chip seal coat annually. In 2015, CSAH 10 from Highway 18 to the south side of Bay Lake, CR 104, CSAH 45 from CSAH 2 to four miles north and CSAH 3 from CSAH 66 to one mile north will receive the treatment. The cities of Baxter and Jenkins along with Jenkins Township have also added roads that will be part of the contract.
• 2015 pavement markings - Each year approximately 3 million linear feet of pavement markings are re-painted on the county roadway system. This is a county-wide project that consists of centerline and edge line striping. The cities of Brainerd and Baxter have also joined the contract.
Information on these 2015 projects and proposed projects for future years can be found on the Crow Wing County website at crowwing.us/115/Engineering.