The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled plans and details for an upgrade to one of Winona's biggest and quirkiest intersections...Highway 61 and Gilmore Avenue.
Project Manager Jai Kalsy told a Winona Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast at Timber's Restaurant that the $2,000,000 fix is an interim project to replace aging stop lights, install better pedestrian access and make the intersection safer.
Kalsy also said left turns from Orrin Street on to Highway 61 will be ceased making that a three-quarter intersection.
Kalsy said the one-year project will not impact nearby businesses and there will be little right-of-way purchase and minor traffic interruptions. He said the project is largley cosmetic with a much-needed realignment of the entire intersection somewhere in the future.....
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Plans call for the fixes to be installed during the 2015 construction season.
A layout of the project is available on Minn-DOT's website.
Public meetings are planned for 2014.....