Project Update – May 9, 2017
Construction work on the County Highway 22 (70th Street) Management & Safety Project is expected to begin on Wednesday, May 10th, when crews will begin relocating private utilities and removing trees and vegetation. Beginning on Monday, May 15th, County Highway 22 will be closed to through traffic from just east of the US Highway 61/10 interchange to just west of Hinton Avenue. The posted detour route will follow US Highway 61/10, 80th Street, and Hinton Avenue. See Stage 1 Closure & Detour Map (PDF) for more information regarding the roadway closure and local property access.
Washington County, in coordination with the Cities of Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park, is set to begin a roadway improvement project on County Highway 22 (70th Street) from just east of the US Highway 61/10 interchange to Hinton Avenue. Construction is expected to begin in early May of 2017, and be substantially complete by fall of 2017, weather permitting. County Highway 22 will be closed to through traffic throughout the duration of the project, with a posted detour route following US Highway 61/10, 80th Street, and Hinton Avenue. See Detour Stage 1 (PDF) and Detour Stage 2 (PDF) for details.
Highlights of the 2017 County Highway 22 Management & Safety Project
- Smooth new pavement surface from the east ramp of the US Highway 61/10 Interchange east to Hinton Avenue.
- Addition of right turn lanes or turn lane improvements at Goodview, Granada, and Hardwood Avenues.
- Addition of a shared-use trail on the south side of County Highway 22 from Goodview Avenue to Meadow Grass Avenue to improve pedestrian mobility and safety.
- Introduction of concrete curb and gutter and grass boulevards where possible at locations that have a shared use trail. This will create greater separation between trail users and highway traffic, which will increase comfort for trail users.
- Stormwater drainage improvements at select locations between Goodview Avenue and Pine Arbor Lane.
- Shoulder widening at select locations between Goodview Avenue and Pine Arbor Lane to provide additional space for
on-road bicyclists and for vehicles to pull off of the highway if needed.
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