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This pair of projects encompassed eight downtown alley blocks over two construction contracts in consecutive years. The improvements consisted of new underground telephone, cable and electric lines; converting the old overhead equipment and repairing the full alley width with new concrete. The project navigated converting utilities, narrow corridors and staging while minimizing disturbance to the public to create a revitalized look to the downtown business district.
This project encompassed eight downtown alley blocks over a single construction season. The improvements consisted of new underground telephone, cable and electric lines and converting the old overhead equipment. Sanitary and storm sewer mains were replaced or repaired. The full alley width was paved with new concrete. The project navigated narrow corridors and was staged to minimize disturbance to the public to create a revitalized look to the downtown business district.
Sanford Hospitals of Sioux Falls, SD built a new Luverne hospital, which required the completion of several smaller projects.
A sanitary sewer study was performed to review the capacity of the sanitary sewer interceptor that served the north end of Luverne. It was determined the interceptor sewers needed to be upsized to 18” and 15” sewer mains. This required removing and replacing 15 blocks of sanitary sewer main, curb and gutter and asphalt paving. New service lines were installed for homes along the project.
Increased traffic and turning movements off/on to US Highway 75 at the intersection of 131st Street was expected at the north end of Luverne. The Minnesota Department of Transportation required lowering the elevation of the intersection approximately 4’ to improve the site distance. Highway 75 was widened to add turn lanes for the increase hospital traffic. The Rock County Highway Department retained DGR to provide the design, plan preparation and construction staking for the project.
In the fall of 2015, the City selected DGR to reconstruct water mains, sanitary and storm sewer and pavement on Lincoln Street. DGR assisted the City in coordinating this major infrastructure overhaul in the heart of Hendricks. DGR worked with the City, businesses, the local school, the hospital and residents to provide this work with as little inconvenience as feasible. DGR also provided construction observation and administration to aid the City with record keeping and testing.