Current Construction Projects

North Brainerd Reconstruction Project | Improvement 19-12

Construction Update Videos: 08/29/2023

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The City is reconstructing multiple streets in North Brainerd beginning in mid-April, 2023.  The street reconstructions will take place on:

  • N 3rd Street - Washington Street to Holly Street
  • N 6th Street - Washington Street to Juniper Street
  • N 7th Street - Kingwood Street to Holly Street
  • Juniper Street - N 2nd Street to N 10th Street

Planned Construction

  • Improved safety to motorists and pedestrians utilizing the corridor
  • New street surface
  • New curb and gutter
  • Upgraded and upsized storm sewer to help mitigate localized flooding issues
  • New watermain and watermain connections to replace old, deteriorated pipe
  • Median island constructed on N 6th Street between Kingwood and Juniper Street
  • Pedestrian curb bump outs located on intersections near Gregory Park where high pedestrian traffic is anticipated
  • Tree replacements (1:1 replacement of existing trees that need removal due to construction conflicts or areas in the boulevard that are bare)

Construction Timeline

Construction is scheduled to begin mid-April with planned completion the beginning of October.

Traffic and Access

Local street closures are anticipated at times during construction.  Access to properties near the project will be maintained throughout the project duration.  There will be times where properties may be inaccessible due to construction.  Project representatives will be communicating these closures with affected residents or businesses.

Harrison Elementary Safe Routes to School Project | Improvement 22-06

This project is funded by a Safe Routes to School grant to construct enhanced pedestrian crossings across Oak Street adjacent to Harrison Elementary School.

Click Here for a Plan Layout Sheet

Planned Construction

  • Improved safety to motorists and pedestrians utilizing Oak Street
  • Corner curb bump outs to shorten pedestrian crossing distances.
  • Median crossing refuge island for pedestrians to only cross one direction of traffic at a time.
  • Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs at 15th and 16th Street crossings for enhanced crosswalk attention.
  • New street surface
  • ADA-accessible crossing and sidewalk upgrades in the project area.

Construction Timeline

Construction is beginning in June with completion expected by the end of August.

Traffic and Access

Oak Street is closed during the construction project. The signed detour route includes 14th Street SE, Norwood Street, and 17th Street SE. Some temporary stop signs have been installed to assist with traffic control for the increased traffic on the detour streets.