Northfield Boulevard (County Road 47) between Dahomey Avenue (Minnesota Highway 3) and Hampton Boulevard (County Road 50) needs pavement resurfacing. Because of the history and current condition of the roadway between Cannon River Boulevard (County Road 94) and Hampton Boulevard, reclamation was chosen as the resurfacing method.
Reclamation projects are like mill and overlay projects except with an additional step. The remaining layers of existing pavement and gravel base are pulverized and recycled into new pavement. This provides for extended pavement life over traditional mill and overlay.
Each of the existing culverts and cattle passes along the corridor were inspected to assess their condition. Culverts in poor condition will be replaced with the project. Cattle passes no longer in use will be removed or replaced with drainage culverts.
Existing guardrail will be removed at two locations along the corridor. To accomplish this, the culverts at these locations will be extended, so the slopes from the edge of the roadway can be flattened.
The project components include:
- Mill and overlay of pavement between Dahomey Avenue (Minnesota Highway 3) and Cannon River Boulevard (County Road 94).
- Reclamation and overlay of pavement between Cannon River Boulevard and Hampton Boulevard (County Road 50).
- Removal of unused cattle passes.
- Replacement of culverts.
- Removal of guardrail.
- Public engagement.
- Right of way acquisition.
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Tentative project timeline
Summer 2023–winter 2024: Preliminary and final engineering design
Winter 2023: Public Information meeting
Fall 2023–spring 2024: Right of way acquisition
Late summer 2024: Construction
For more information
Stay up to date throughout the process by visiting this webpage. You can also contact the county's project manager if you have questions:
Kevin Krech, Design Engineer