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Aug 30

Engineering Updates 8/27/2021

Posted on August 30, 2021 at 8:12 AM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.
 We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed. 

2021 Construction Projects:
2021 Project Location Map

 2021 Bridge Street: Work this week included finishing the foundations for the new signal poles at the intersection of Park Drive and W. Bridge Street, landscaping the median, traffic control modifications, continued removals at the 24th Avenue intersection and utility coordination.

The intersection of Park Drive and W. Bridge street is open to three directions of traffic, with east and westbound traffic along W. Bridge Street to open to traffic east of Park Drive to both directions of traffic. Some work will continue to occur along the roadway and at the Park Dr intersection as needed. Please continue to use caution and follow the detour routes as work will continue to finalize Phase 1 and progress Phase 2.

Next week work is planned west of the Park Drive intersection to prepare the subgrade, place subbase and base. In addition, work at the 24th Avenue intersection will continue as existing utilities are adjusted as needed.

To sign up for updates specific to the 2021 Bridge Street Project, please visit Notify Me.

2021 N Cedar StreetscapeWork this week included installation of the concrete sidewalk along Rose Street, sanitary sewer installation through the intersection of Pearl Street and watermain connections at Pearl Street. While working within the Pearl Street intersection the asbestos steam line was found and is on the schedule for abatement. Working together with the new hotel project, a temporary sidewalk has been established along the east side of the 200 block to allow more direct access to businesses. Please continue to use extra caution and awareness when walking or driving near the construction area as work continues on the sidewalk, signals, etc. and adjacent to the intersection and walkways. 

Next week, the contractor will continue to install the watermain and storm sewer through the Pearl Street intersection and install water services within the 300 block. The contractor will also be completing removals and re-establishment of the alley entrance off Rose Street to allow for improved accessible facilities in this area as well as paving the boulevard between the sidewalk and back of curb along Rose Street. Removals and closure of the remainder of the 200 block is anticipated to begin in about two weeks.

To sign up for updates for the North Cedar Streetscape Project, please visit the ISG Project Page, scroll to "Stay Connected" and fill out the form titled "Sign up here for project updates"

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.