CSAH 29 Reconstruction
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.
CSAH 29 (1st Street NE Sartell) Road Open
As of today the road and bridge is open to traffic. However, the sidewalk on the bridge remains closed until the pedestrian railing can be installed. The traffic signals at the intersection of CSAH 29 and CSAH 33 (Benton Drive) are operational. This intersection is no longer a 4- way stop, so be attentive. The speed limit on CSAH 29 is 30 MPH.
Work is still ongoing this week with sidewalk and curb gutter placement and topsoil grading. Roadway work will resume next spring with paving of the final wear course and permanent striping.
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