CSAH 29 Reconstruction

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Project Purpose & Need

Benton County and the City of Sartell have developed construction plans that include the replacement and upgrade of City-owned utilities and reconstruction of the CSAH 29 (1st Street NE).  Improvements are needed to replace the failing pavement surface and provide a left-turn lane to reduce congestion.  In addition the intersection of CSAH 29 and CSAH 33 (Benton Drive) will receive operational improvements in the form of a traffic signal. 

The County hired SRF Consulting to prepare the construction plans for the County portion of the project.  The City of Sartell used their Consulting Engineer, SEH to prepare the construction plans for the City-owned utilities that will be incorporated into the project.  The funding for the project is coming from the County’s State Aid (gas tax) allocation.  The City is funding their portion of the project with local funds. 

Plan Overview (PDF)

Project Updates

5/31/19 Project Update

CSAH 29 (1st Street NE Sartell) Road Open.  The final lift of asphalt has been placed. Remaining work includes seeding, striping and other miscellaneous work.

5/22/19 Project Update

Paving has been delayed until tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) and remaining paving is anticipated to be completed at that time. Expect delays during paving.

Temporary striping is planned for tomorrow afternoon.  Permanent striping is planned for late next week and tubular markers will remain in place along CSAH 29 until the permanent striping takes place.

Seeding & Mulching is planned to take place either later this week or next week depending on when the topsoil dries out.

It is anticipated that all major work items will be complete by Friday, May 31, 2019 (weather pending).

5/15/19 Project Update

Paving is expected to start Monday, May 20th (weather dependent), and should last approximately 3 days. During this time flaggers and traffic control devices will be directing traffic through the work zone. Please pay careful attention and expect delays during this time.  After the paving is complete, permanent striping and miscellaneous work will be completed within the following couple weeks.

5/8/19 Project Update

UPDATED:  Weather depending, work will resume on CSAH 29 (1st Street NE) in Sartell beginning Monday May 20 and may continue the entire week.

Work will consist of bituminous paving, permanent pavement markings, final grading and permanent vegetation seeding.  Expect delays while crews pave the driving lanes and center turn lane.  Pay attention to flaggers that will be directing traffic around the work crews. 

Updated News Release 5/5/19

News Release 5/5/19

3/14/2019 Project Update:

  • CSAH 29 (1st Street NE Sartell) Road Open
  • The road is open to traffic. The final lift of asphalt will be placed in the Spring of 2019. Besides paving, the additional work remaining includes grading, sidewalk, topsoil, seeding, and other work.

News Release 11/01/18

News Release 10/11/18

News Release 10/5/18

News Release 9/10/18

News Release 7/5/18

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