2019 Construction Projects in the Aitkin Area
Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area (2019)
Project Scope: The Pine Hickory RPA Rehabilitation will restore several historic stone features, repave the parking area and make accessibility improvements to the picnic area and portable toilets. A degraded paved trail will be re-paved, while other trails will remain turf, or soft surface. A new fishing pier will be installed by the picnic table. This project has been designed to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. The roadside parking area on Little Pine Lake will be closed during construction. The gravel access and boat launch on Hickory Lake will remain open and is not being worked on. Construction is planned for summer 2019.
Construction Update: A pre-bid meeting was held at the Baxter D3A District Office, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 10 a.m.. Construction may begin in March and continue through September 2019.
Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (2018-19)
Construction Update: Jan. 9, 2019 The stone masonry restoration on the bridge is complete. Fabrication of replacement steel for reinforcing the bridge arch caused delays in the work. The concrete bridge deck was unable to be completed in the 2018 season. A temporary asphalt surface has been installed to pave the bridge over the winter. The final concrete bridge deck will be completed in the Summer of 2019.
Hwy 18 & Hwy 47 — Malmo
Summary of work
- Replace the Hwy 47 bridge over the Morman Creek, north of Malmo, with two new box culverts
- Replace the Hwy 18 bridge over the Morman Creek, west of Malmo with a new box culvert
More information: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/projects/malmo/
Whitefish Creek Bridge Rehabilitation
Project Scope: The Whitefish Creek Bridge will be rehabilitated. Historic stone will be repaired and repointed, including bridge abutments, walks and guardrail stone wall. The bridge deck and approach lanes will be reconstructed and an integral Wyoming guardrail will be installed. This project has been designed to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. Construction is planned for summer 2019.
Construction Update: Dec. 13, 2018. This project has been awarded to Environmental Associates, Inc. Construction will take place in 2019. Lane closures will be used to keep traffic open on the bridge during construction, but travelers on this area of Hwy 169 should expect delays.