Posted: Monday, 28 November 2011 8:32AM
Madison Avenue Project On Council Agenda
MANKATO (TEC News) -- The Mankato City Council tonight wil set a date for a project feasibility hearing in January for next year's planned Madison Avenue project.
The hearing would be held on January 9, 2012, according to the resolution included as part of tonight's consent agenda.
In addition, a neighborhood informaitonal meeing/open house with property owners and business operators is planned for Wednesday, December 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Minnesota River Room at the Intergovernmental Center.
The project is divided into two sections by the recently completed North Victory Drive intersection.
The section of Madison Avenue from North 7th Street to North Victory Drive will consist of recycling the bituminous and aggregate base, grading and resufacing, new energy efficient lighting and boulevard trees.
The section of Madison Avenue from North Victory Drive to Highway 22 will include complete reconstruction of the pavement, shared right turn/transit lanes, continuation of the bituminous multi-use trail, new energy efficient lighting and boulevard trees.
The project will include select curb and gutter replacement.
Additionally, transit drop-off and pick-up points will be constructed and be located near Wal-Mart and Apache Plaza.
City staff and MnDOT will work together on the potential construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Highway 22.
The Madison Avenue project was orginaly planned for 2008, but was delayed when all Municipal State Aid (MSA) was invested in the North Victory Drive project.
Cost of the project is estimated at $5,332,080. $2,494,976 will come from MSA, $1,452,104 from General Obligation Bonds (GOB) and $1,386,000 from special assessments.
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