Second Street (MN TH 19) Bridge Lane Closure Update

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Xcel Energy has confirmed that the work on Second Street Bridge (MN TH 19) Cannon River gas main directional drilling project is still on-going.  Directional Drilling crews have approximately 150’ of 8” pre-reaming left to complete underneath the Cannon River as of Friday morning January 30, 2015.  Next week, drilling crews are expected to complete the final 12” pre-reaming underneath the Cannon River. 

Crews expect the work on pulling the new 6” gas main into place and making the necessary tie-ins during the week of February 9, 2014.  Xcel Project Representatives expect the lane shift on the Second Street Bridge to be removed sometime during the week of February 16, 2014.  Additional work will be completed at a later date when the existing gas main is removed from the bridge structure.

MnDOT, who owns the Second Street (MN TH 19) Bridge and Right-of-Way, is the permitting authority regulating the work on the Xcel Energy gas main directional drilling project. 

The City of Northfield, MnDOT, and Xcel Energy urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For additional information contact Sean Simonson, Engineering Tech Coordinator at 507-645-3049, sean.simonson@ci.northfield.mn.us