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Mar 19

Engineering Updates 3/19/2021

Posted on March 19, 2021 at 8:14 AM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

The City of Owatonna Engineering Department has had a busy winter preparing for projects that will take place this construction season around the city. 

We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

2021 Construction Projects:

Transportation Plan: The draft of the City of Owatonna Transportation Plan will be out for public comment March 18 to April 1st. The Draft Plan and Instructions on "How to Provide Feedback" are available on our website, The project website is

North Cedar Streetscape: North Cedar Avenue Streetscape Project ( This site is designed to help you stay informed and navigate this project by providing information updates including construction alerts, what to expect next, and contact information. In addition, the project schedule has been designed for downtown businesses to remain open during this time to have the least impact as possible on the community.

Truman Avenue: Truman Avenue from Main Street to Havana Road will undergo reconstruction this construction season. The project involves replacement of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain, roadway and the addition of a sidewalk along the east side. This project has been awarded, a start date for this project has yet to be determined. 

Bridge Street Reconstruction: Bridge Street from I-35 to 24th Avenue will undergo a full reconstruction. A start date for this project has yet to be determined.

2021 Street Maintenance: The City of Owatonna annually crack seals roadways in advance of sealcoating. Approximately 4.99 miles are planned for crack sealing and sealcoating in 2021. The project has been awarded, start date for work has yet to be determined. 

2021 CIPPS: The City of Owatonna lines clay sanitary sewer lines to improve the carrying capacity and reduce inflow and infiltration. Approximately 11,420 feet are planned for lining in 2021. The contractor has just begun pre-cleaning and televising the sanitary sewer pipe-lining project. They will be cleaning and televising for the next couple of weeks.

Engineering Updates will be posted every Friday. Click here to be notified when the updates are available. 

Public Works
WWTP: Owatonna EAW and Wastewater Permit Public Notice: A growing population, more wastewater to treat, and yet less algae-causing phosphorus going to rivers. Learn more about the MPCA’s environmental review and draft permit for Owatonna’s proposed wastewater treatment expansion:

Reminder: In order to place a dumpster within the City Right of Way a permit must be obtained. Please contact the Engineering Department with any questions. 

To sign up for various department notifications, use the Notify Me feature on The City of Owatonna Website.

To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out  an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.