Bridge Street Reconstruction

Owatonna, MN | Transportation


ISG worked with the City of Owatonna to reconstruct 0.46 miles of Bridge Street, facilitated public and private right-of-way negotiations for permanent easements, and lead community engagement efforts.


The City of Owatonna needed to reconstruct a heavily traveled section of roadway and associated infrastructure to accommodate increased traffic due to a growing business and industrial sector. The City hired ISG to design and lead improvement efforts and properly communicate project objectives and construction activities with residents and surrounding businesses affected by the project.


Providing a multi-disciplinary approach to research, design, project coordination, and stakeholder engagement, ISG coordinated with MnDOT on this 0.46 mile, Federal-Aid street reconstruction project, which is currently under state review. Services included a feasibility study, project memorandum, intersection control evaluation, hydraulic analysis, watermain design, storm sewer, and culvert design. ISG managed geometric and lighting design, utility coordination, and plan and specification preparation. The ISG team coordinated a successful right-of-way purchase and easement negotiations with landowners including price negotiations, preparation of legal descriptions and right-of-way acquisition documents for private business access and removals.

A fly-through visualization video was created and used as a public information tool to build community understanding of the project’s design goals, which included conversion of a bituminous surface to concrete pavement with revised lane configurations, a roundabout, and signal system design. During the construction phase, residents and business owners will be kept up-to-date on detours, street closures, and construction schedules for a supportive community experience.


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