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June 7, 2010
Lunda/Ames is apparent contractor for new bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) announced Friday afternoon that the team of Lunda/Ames is the apparent contractor for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Its bid of about $120 million is about $100 million less than expected for the project, scheduled to begin...
June 7, 2010 - 2:44pm
May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 5:04am
December 29, 2009
Hastings bridge project clears another hurdle
The Highway 61 bridge replacement process took a big step forward last week when transportation officials announced the bridge will not have a "significant impact on the human environment." The "finding of no significant impact" is a major step in the environmental planning process...
December 29, 2009 - 12:31pm
November 4, 2009
National Parks Service has concerns about cable bridge option for Highway 61 Hastings bridge
Concerns raised by the National Parks Service, and general scheduling conflicts, have caused a delay in the release of the request for proposals (RFP) for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The RFP will likely include both the cable-supported and the arch bridge options....
November 4, 2009 - 9:21am
MnDOT names possible Hastings bridge builders
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday released the names of the contractor teams that will be considered for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The teams are Flatiron/Kiewit, Lunda/Ames, and PCL/Edward Kraemer and Sons. MnDOT Project Manager Steve Kordosky...
November 4, 2009 - 8:30am
July 24, 2009
Costs emerge on bridge options
New cost estimates released last week show the costs for the two remaining options for the replacement of the Hastings bridge are closer than originally thought. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced last week it would include the single cable-supported bridge and...
July 24, 2009 - 8:27am
July 15, 2009
New bridge type? Stay tuned
Area residents will have to wait a little while longer to find out what the new Highway 61 bridge will look like. At a public meeting Wednesday...
July 15, 2009 - 2:27pm
Hearing on Highway 61 Hastings bridge scheduled
Area residents, commuters and businesses are invited to attend an open house on May 20 about the replacement of the Highway 61 Hastings bridge. The open house will be held from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hastings City Hall, at 101 4th St. East in Hastings. Formal presentations will...
May 15, 2009 - 3:20pm
May 4, 2009
Public can now comment on Hastings bridge environmental assessment
The 143-page document that examines all known environmental impacts of the replacement of the Hastings bridge is currently open for public comment. The environmental assessment is a big step for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in the process of getting a new bridge built...
May 4, 2009 - 11:31am
March 3, 2009
MnDOT unveils new bridge options
The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled pictures of the three bridge-types still being considered for the Hastings bridge replacement at an open house Tuesday. Here's the specifics on how much the different bridges are estimated to cost and how long they will take to...
March 3, 2009 - 1:05pm
February 18, 2009
Open house planned on Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the options for the future Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge in Hastings at an open house on Tuesday, March 3. The public and business owners are invited to the Hastings City...
February 18, 2009 - 1:46pm
February 3, 2009
New Highway 61 bridge will have raised median in accident-prone area
Some of the most noticeable changes that will come with the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are beginning to come to light, and include extended median barriers, the removal of two or three buildings, changes to pedestrian walkways and the addition of drainage basins. According...
February 3, 2009 - 3:10pm
February 2, 2009
MnDOT will hold office hours at Hastings City Hall
In an effort to reach out to the community during the Hastings bridge replacement project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin holding office hours twice a month at Hastings City Hall. There is also an open house scheduled separate from the office hours, from 3...
February 2, 2009 - 7:50am