Trunk Highway 60 Downtown Reconstruction and Improvements

Faribault, MN | Transportation

Overview

ISG worked closely with the City of Faribault and MnDOT to complete a street reconstruction project on two blocks of Trunk Highway (TH) 60 and two blocks of Municipal State Aid Streets (MSAS) as they run through downtown Faribault.


Opportunity

To better accommodate traffic and visitors driving through downtown Faribault, TH 60 needed a series of improvements that would make the roadway safer and more convenient.

Solution

For this downtown reconstruction project, ISG assisted the City with land surveying, right-of-way acquisition, intersection control evaluation (ICE), design, and construction documents for improvements to a hazardous intersection. Improvements included widening of the roadway, reconfiguration of turn lanes, and realignment of the intersection, as well as construction of underground stormwater management within the TH60 right-of-way.

The team also provided construction administration, fulltime construction observation, and staking for this project. Since the existing infrastructure was over 100 years old, there was limited as-built documentation available, therefore the project required close coordination with the City, contractors, downtown residents and business owners to minimize the potential impacts of any unknowns discovered during construction. Since these improvements utilized State and Federal funding, they were subject to additional review. The project was also adjacent to an existing railroad which required additional coordination and permitting with the Railroad.


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