Later this fall an intersection that has been a problem for the past several years is finally going to be upgraded.
The intersection at Minnesota Trunk High-way 19/71 and Redwood CSAH 1 has been an issue as those making a right turn from the state highway onto the county road often cut the corner short which has caused deterioration to the shoulder.
Line of sight issues, said Willy Rabenberg, Redwood County High-way Department engin-eer, often means people coming from CSAH 1 onto the trunk highway often have to pull out to an unsafe spot to get a good view.
“This intersection has been a problem for years,” said Rabenberg.
So, why has it not been repaired by now?
According to Raben-berg, the right of way at the intersection is owned by the state and under the auspices of the Minnesota Depart-ment of Transportation.
The plan is to rebuild the intersection and to pave the shoulder creating a safer setting.
Bids for the project were submitted, with the low bid for the work approved at the county board meeting this past Tuesday. Those cost is about $130,000, and Rabenberg said the state has committed to pay $120,000 of that bill, with the county picking up the rest, as well as the design and inspection fees.
Work should start on the project yet this fall, and Rabenberg said the mill and paving project should be done in around two weeks.