ST-009 - N. 3rd St./W. Lyon St. Downtown Reconstruction Project

ST-009 - N. 3rd St./W. Lyon St. Downtown Reconstruction Project
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This project includes full reconstruction and utility replacement of North 3rd Street from West Main Street (US Highway 59)
to West Redwood Street and West Lyon Street from East College Drive (MN Highway 19) to North 5th Street. As part of the
reconstruction project, all watermain and sanitary sewer mains and services will be replaced within the Right-of-Way. Storm
sewer will also be fully reconstructed. The street will be reconstructed including replacement of the sidewalks, curb and gutter,
gravel base and paved surface. Currently, the project is anticipated for construction during the 2023 construction season.
City staff received a request to evaluate the feasibility of additional aesthetic and streetscaping features on North 3rd Street
between W. Main Street and W. Lyon Street. The City Council approved a consulting contract with Bolton & Menk to explore
and scope potential aesthetic and streetscaping enhancements that may be included with the construction project. Staff
is currently coordinating with Bolton & Menk and downtown business stakeholders along this corridor to provide input and
feedback to assist with development of the streetscaping scope. City staff is also exploring other possible streetscaping
elements on the remaining four blocks of the project area.

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As part of the development of the scope of the streetscaping of this project, Bolton & Menk and City staff are considering
several configurations of North 3rd Street, including two-way traffic with alternative parking scenarios, one-way traffic with
various parking scenarios, and potential closure of N. 3rd Street between Main and Lyon Streets with conversion of the block
into a pedestrian plaza. Input will continue to be collected and the scope of work will be refined to present to the City Council
in the coming months. 

Click Here to view the StoryMap for the Project illustrating the existing conditions and proposed timelines.

We welcome feedback on the community's thoughts regarding the vision for downtown and how everyone's priorities
and desires can be considered as the scope of the project continues to be developed.
Please Click Here to use the Feedback Form to provide feedback.