Golden Spike Road Improvements Project
Benton CSAH 3 (Golden Spike Road) Highway 10 to CSAH 1 (Mayhew Lake Road)
Benton County and the City of Sauk Rapids have developed a preliminary design for CSAH 3 (Golden Spike Road) from the west exit ramp of Trunk Highway 10, to the intersection of CSAH 1 (Mayhew Lake Road). Improvements are needed to serve existing and future traffic demands anticipated to be generated by private development in the corridor. Previously completed feasibility studies concluded that long term needs can be most cost effectively accommodated by providing modern roundabouts at major intersections. The "multiple roundabout" solution was found to have distinct safety and capacity benefits compared to conventional intersection designs at an overall project cost savings.
In 2012 the project was a recipient of Transportation for Economic Development (TED) Grant from the State of Minnesota. This grant is providing about $2.9 million towards the cost of construction of the project. This grant set in motion the collaboration with Benton County and City of Sauk Rapids to put together a funding package to fund the remainder of the approximately $7 million of construction costs.
Currently Benton County and the City of Sauk Rapids are completing the final design and construction plans for the project, with the help of our consultant SEH Inc. Right of way acquisitions are underway and a bid opening date is planned for September. Some off alignment work may occur in the fall of 2013. However, most of the work will occur in 2014, with substantial completion in fall of 2014. Final completion may be early summer of 2015.
Please feel free to browse the links below. If you have any questions you may contact either of the project contacts below.
Open House No 1 (February 7, 2011): Comments & Responses
Open House No 2 (June 10, 2013): Presentation
Mike Kotila, SEH Project Manager
320.229.4336 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Byrd, Benton County Engineer
320.968.5051 / email: email@example.com
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