Construction Updates

Published 1:28 pm Thursday, September 16, 2021

Interstate 90 Bridge Project, 28th Street NE

On May 10, 2021, the Minnesota Department of Transportation started replacement of a bridge over I-90 in Austin at 28th St. NE as the bridge was nearing the end of its service life.

The reconstruction is part of a larger planning effort to update aging community infrastructure over the next decade along the I-90 corridor. In 2020, Minnesota Department of Transportation split up its Austin bridge replacement project. Construction of the 28th St. NE bridge in 2021 is as planned. The Hwy 218/14th St. NW construction was deferred to 2022 to allow for additional design work.

Work is slated to be finished this fall.

City of Austin

  • 8th Street Northwest (8th Avenue to 13th Ave Northwest) and 9th Street Northwest (8th Avenue to 10th Avenue Northwest)

The contractor has started curb and gutter work on both 8th Streets and 9th Street. They plan to complete all the curb and gutter by Oct. 9. They will also begin removing sidewalk panels for replacement.

  • 19th Street Northwest (Oakland Avenue to 4th Avenue Northwest) and 1st Avenue Northwest (18th Street to 19th Street NW)

The contractor will be finishing up drain tile installation by Oct. 9. They also completed sodding on 19th Street.  Next they will be replacing the curb and gutters on 1st Avenue.

  • 1st Avenue Northeast (Oakland Place Northeast to 19th Street Northeast) and 16th Street Northeast (Oakland Avenue East to 3rd Avenue Northeast)

The contractor began pouring curb and gutter this week on 1st Avenue. They will also be sodding Phase 1 on Tuesday.