Daily flagging operations with temporary lane and shoulder closures.
Project wins grading and base award
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, District 1, received a merit award at the 2017 annual Grading and Base Forum, for work on Highway 1. The award-winning work is part of the Eagles Nest Lake Area project to reconstruct Highway 1/169.
Highway 1 was nominated for the grading award due to the projects complexity, size and uniqueness.
MnDOT officials selected Alternative 3A route as the preferred alternative for the Hwy 1/169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project. The 3A alternative deviates south from the existing alignment on the west half of the project and follows the existing highway corridor on the east half.
The 3A route was selected as the preferred alternative because it most closely met the project purpose and need and balanced social, economic and environmental impacts. The new alignment will reduce shading, which contributed to icy road conditions over the years, and will improve safety with wider shoulders, improved alignments and profiles and increased passing opportunities.