ROCHESTER, Minn. – Reconstruction of CR (County Road) 101 between CSAH (County State Aid Highway) 20 (St. Bridget Rd SE) and CSAH 1 (Simpson Rd SE) is scheduled to begin in 2022.
Mathiowetz Construction is the prime contractor for the $7,200,000 project, which includes grading, concrete surfacing, and realignment of CR 101. Construction is anticipated to be complete by October 7, 2022.
The CR 101 project will be completed in three phases.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road maintenance project beginning August 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. on August 27, 2021, weather permitting.
Concrete rehabilitation work on CSAH 25 (Salem Road SW) is scheduled to start August 9, 2021. Stage one work includes concrete joint repairs, which will be completed with no closures by shifting traffic onto the shoulders in multiple locations. Stage one is planned to be complete in August.
Stage two work includes concrete panel replacement work which will include a detour route. Stage two is planned to begin in September and a future press release and map will be sent.
Doyle Conner is the prime contractor for the $206,000 project.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Turn lane road work will be conducted on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 8 (Bamber Valley Rd SW) at both Mayowood Estates Dr SW and Meadow Crossing Rd SW (see attached map) beginning on July 19, 2021. The work is estimated to be completed within three weeks, weather permitting, with flagging operations in place throughout the duration of the work.
ROCHESTER, Minn.- Hoffman Construction is the prime contractor for the $9,800,000 project, which includes grading and concrete surfacing on CSAH 4, and realignment of CR 105 going into Oxbow Park. Construction is anticipated to be complete by August 12, 2022. Grading, culvert work and aggregate surfacing is anticipated to be completed by mid-November, 2021 with concrete paving taking place in Spring of 2022. CSAH 4 will to be closed to through traffic until mid-November 2021 and will be open to travel until Spring of 2022.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – In an ongoing effort to help control wild parsnip, thistles and other noxious weeds and brush, Olmsted County will be applying herbicide to the county roadside ditches (weather permitting). This will be a countywide initiative. Application will be conducted intermittently over the course of the growing season, but is likely to focus on spring, fall and/or approximately two weeks after mowing occurs. The products primarily used are metsulfuron-methyl and aminopyalid with triclopyr, where needed.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road construction project began June 28, 2021.
County Road (CR) 105 will be closed to through traffic from 110 Avenue NW to CSAH 14 (75th Street NW) for road surface repair 3500 feet south of CSAH 14. Work is anticipated to be completed by July 2, 2021, weather permitting. The road will not be open to traffic during this project. No detour will be posted while work is being completed (see the map provided); residents will have to access their homes from the north.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road construction project beginning June 21, 2021 at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
County Road (CR) 102 will be closed to through traffic from 55th Street NE to 65th Street NE for culvert replacement work. The work will be taking place on CR 102 approximately 1700 feet north of 55th St NE. Work is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. June 21st, 2021. Residents will have access to their properties within the closure. No official detour will be posted.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road construction project beginning May 13th, 2021.
Utility work on County Road 146 (3rd Ave SE) requires lane closures in the north bound lanes on Thursday, May 13 to Friday, May 14, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction in the southbound lanes from 13th Street SE to 12th Street SE. DeCook Excavating is the contractor completing the utility work.
OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. – The 2021 Spring Load Restrictions will be removed from Olmsted County gravel roads on Monday, April 19, 2021. Please be advised that spring load restrictions remain in effect on a road as long as it is still posted.
Any questions as to the weight limit can be answered by calling Olmsted County Public Works at 507-328-7060.
Reminder: Motorists are reminded to always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
Olmsted County, Minn. - The 2021 Spring Load Restrictions will be removed on Olmsted County hard surface roads on Monday, April 12th. Please be advised that spring load restrictions remain in effect on a road as long as it is still posted.
Due to the existing condition of gravel roads, Olmsted County will continue to maintain spring load restrictions on the County gravel roadway system. Olmsted County will continue to monitor the gravel roads and lift restrictions at a future date.
A public service to help travelers know what is happening on our county roads
The Olmsted County Public Works Department along with the Olmsted County Planning Department’s GIS team has developed a new Road Closure Web Application to help travelers access information about road closures, traffic incidents, restrictions, and weather-related events.
Unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways to the highway
The Olmsted County Highway Division would like to caution residents that it is unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways onto the highway. Under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 160.2715, violation of the above statute is a misdemeanor.
Snow dumped on highways or the right of way can create a hazard not only for motorists, but also for snowplows. Even heavy snowplows have been ditched and damaged when hitting compacted and frozen snow.