CSAH 56 & CSAH 38 Improvements


Project Overview

CSAH 56 & CSAH 38 Improvements

Project Need

The City of Long Prairie is undertaking a construction project to improve the city streets and utilities. The project includes reconstructing the streets and replacing sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer infrastructure.

  • The 2022 construction area includes CSAH 38 (2nd Avenue SW) and the adjacent city streets.
  • The 2023 construction area includes CSAH 56 (Riverside Drive).

Project Updates: 2023 construction is underway!

Posted September 29, 2023

CSAH 56/Riverside Drive Project Area

  • The underground utility replacement is completed.
  • Grading and paving are completed, except for a few bituminous driveway patches which will be completed the week of October 9.
  • Grading and topsoiling are underway. Seeding is planned the week of October 9.

County Road 38 Project Area

  • Turf areas were re-seeded with a slit seeder last week. In the meanwhile, please mow the seeded areas, with your mower deck at its highest setting, to keep weeds from becoming established.
  • Miscellaneous concrete repairs will be completed next week.
  • The asphalt pavement that was constructed last year is showing issues in some areas. Testing has been underway this year to determine the extent of the issues and the corrective action needed. The top layer of pavement will be constructed after the testing and corrective actions are completed.
  • 1st Avenue SW in front of the lumberyard will be raised up and rebuilt. This is underway.

Commerce Road

  • Culvert replacement and the first layer of pavement are completed.
  • Ditch grading and the top layer of pavement construction are planned for October, followed by topsoiling and seeding.

1st Avenue S

  • The street is being prepped for paving. Some of the concrete curb is planned to be replaced the week of October 2.
  • Paving is scheduled the week of October 9.

Alley between 1st Ave S and 2nd Ave S

  • Storm sewer replacement is completed.
  • Concrete valley gutter construction is planned October 2 and 3. Access will be restricted while this concrete cures.
  • Paving is scheduled the week of October 9.

For more information review the most recent project newsletter.

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Kent Louwagie, PE
City Engineer

Nick Peterson
Construction Representative (RPR) on-site full-time