The second phase of a road construction project near Sandstone will get some attention during an upcoming pubic meeting.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are hosting an open house session on Wednesday, April 20 to provide updates to the general public about the next round of work that's scheduled for Highway 123 to the Kettle River Bridge.

Unlike many of the meetings being scheduled by MNDOT over the last couple of years, this one will be held in-person at the Sandstone City Hall:  119 4th Street in Sandstone.  The meeting will start at 5:00 PM.

traffic barricades and road work ahead sign

This session will be a great opportunity for interested individuals to get up-to-date details from MNDOT as well as get answers to any questions they may have.  There will also be an opportunity for general feedback and commentary.

The actual work at the Highway 123 project near Sandstone will resume on Monday, May 9. There are two distinct "sections" to the road work - a "rural section" and an "urban section".  Here are the breakdowns of what MNDOT will be accomplishing at each:

Rural Section (Park Avenue to Highway 30)

  • The full roadway section will receive "full depth" bituminous reclaim and overlay
  • A right turn lane will be installed at Prison Road

Urban Section (Highway 23 to the Kettle River Bridge)

  • Complete roadway resurfacing
  • The section between Highway 23 and Division Street will be a reclaim project, with a 2-inch mill and overlay
  • The section between Division Street and Park Avenue will be a 2-inch mill and overlay
  • Realignment of Highway 123 and Highway 23 intersection
  • Pedestrian curb ramps - updated to meet current ADA standards
  • Extend sidewalk along Main Street from Phase Recycling to Old Military Road
  • Extend sidewalk along 3rd Street on north side of the road from Court Avenue to Park Avenue
  • Widen shoulder from Park Avenue to Grand Avenue to accommodate a walkable and bikeable connection
  • Storm sewer and drainage improvements
  • Isolated sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement

For more information about this project or any of the road construction projects coordinate by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, look for details on their website.


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