roads

City accepts $11.8 million bid on Tower Road bridge

The Fergus Falls City Council moved forward on the Tower Road bridge project Monday, as it approved the project’s contractor bid. The first bid was an $11.8 million award to Wisconsin-based Lunda Construction for the general construction work on the bridge. The city (which will be sharing the cost of the project with Otter Tail […]

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Fatal crash closes I-94 in downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — A fatal crash closed Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis for this morning rush. Authorities say a semi hauling used auto parts overturned inside the Lowry Hill tunnel just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The State Patrol says the truck was heading west on I-94 when it struck a light pole and rolled, fatally trapping […]

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Pebble Lake Road work begins today

Motorists on Highway 210 between Interstate 94 and Otter Tail County Road 82/Pebble Lake Road in Fergus Falls may experience delays when a resurfacing project begins Aug. 10. Work will require daytime lane closures with a pilot car and flaggers assisting traffic through the work zone. The Highway 210 resurfacing work will be completed in […]

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I-94 work to restart near Barnesville

State road construction projects in west central Minnesota that were shut down July 1 will restart Monday, July 25. Projects include: • Resurfacing Interstate 94 westbound between Barnesville and Downer. The project is scheduled to be completed in early August. • Resurfacing Highway 9 between the north Clay County line and Highway 10. The project […]

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FF roadwork nearly done

Though recent road work around the city has been inconvenient, it is almost completed. The new work is split up into two parts: Friberg Avenue (a county project) and the city’s mill and overlay project. Public Works Director Anne Martens said that the city portion should be done by the end of the week, with […]

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State to put traffic light at 210 and Pebble

The intersection at Pebble Lake Road and State Highway 210 will be getting more organized next year, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) plans on installing traffic lights there sometime in 2012. “MnDOT is doing all the design and engineering on it, and they will be handling the bidding and construction,” said City Engineer […]

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County has few options for road funding

Everybody agrees that county roads need to be maintained and, when needed, repaired. But the county only has so much money, and state and federal assistance is limited. Enter the Minnesota Transportation Alliance (MTA) which assists counties all across the state in efforts to solicit more road funding. MTA Executive Director Margaret Donahoe met Tuesday […]

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Council OKs Mill Street project planning

The city council voted Monday to initiate a plan for a road improvement project on several streets just to the east of Lake Region Hospital. The improvements, slated to be done on streets from Mill Street to Union Avenue and from Channing Avenue to Vasa Avenue, will be a huge road overhaul for the area. […]

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High water costs county $350,000

Maintenance of county roads related to high water and flood damage totaled $348,666 for 2010. Included in the dollar amount was work along 34 different county highways. An example is work along Highway 88, northwest of Fergus Falls, which totaled $50,799 in 2010. “Those funds were needed to raise the roadway before paving this past […]

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Minn. road deaths hit 100 on the year

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is off to a safer start on the roads this year, compared with the previous two years. So far this year, more than 100 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads. The state Office of Traffic Safety says the preliminary count of 102 deaths is 23 percent below […]

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