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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: SE Main|20 St|21 St Underpass Project

Project is approximately 40% complete

Post Date:07/02/2019 3:01 pm

Construction Progress Report:

• Project is approximately 40% complete as of June 30. Approximately 65% of the excavation is complete. Crews made significant progress during the overnight excavation period June 10 – 29. Overnight excavation is no longer taking place. A request for overnight construction in September is pending. As the date draws closer, we can better estimate the impact on the project completion date and will consult with the neighborhood.

• Pile driving is ongoing. Retaining wall foundations are underway and bridge abutments begin approximately July 9.

• Temporary “shoo-fly” tracks are operational while bridges are being built. The Ottertail Valley Railroad (OTVR) shoo-fly will be used until September when the permanent OTVR track is complete. The BNSF shoo-fly is expected to be used until November.

New Traffic Impacts:

• The intersection of 21 St & 2 Ave S will open to traffic this week. Reconstruction of 21 St between 1 and 2 Ave S will continue throughout July.
• The intersection of 20 St & 6 Ave S will close July 8 and is expected to reopen to traffic in August.

While the project is very interesting, the construction site is dangerous. Stay out of the work zone and keep children away.

Please note that conditions and road closures may change with short notice. For the most up-to-date information, please register to receive direct e-mail updates. You may also check for information at

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Photo courtesy of Gehrtz Construction


Lisa Bode, Governmental Affairs Director, 218.299.5372

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