Reconstructing Roads to Stay Above the Floods

Challenge

Seasonal flooding was closing two integral highways, forcing traffic onto other routes and creating congestion. This caused frustration and cost 20,000 daily travelers significant time and money.

Solution

Highway 101 was widened and raised above the highest recorded flood level, and County Highway 61 was reconstructed. Two roundabouts were added to correct poor alignment and increase safety. A nearby creek was realigned.

Features

  • Bridge Construction
  • Multilane Roundabout
  • Multiuse Trail
  • Creek Realignment

Awards

  • 2017 Minnesota Engineering Excellence, Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • 2017 Project of the Year | Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA)
  • MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Award | Minnesota Department of Transportation (recipient: Carver County)

Project
Carver County Southwest Reconnection

Location
Carver County, Minn.

Client
Carver County

Services

  • Highway Design