State Funds Cover Most of $1.86 Million Infrastructure Project | News, Sports, Jobs

Staff photo by Fritz Busch This section of the 2000 block of Front Street at Broadway Street is just part of a $1.86 million infrastructure upgrade that the New Ulm City Council approved Tuesday by awarding the construction bid to MR Paving.

The council awarded a Municipal State Aid Improvement Project to MR Paving for $1.86 million. The project includes improvements to 20th Street North from Broadway to Front Street and to Front Street from 19th Street North to 20 North Street.

The project includes the removal of existing asphalt pavement, storm sewer modifications, grading, aggregate base, asphalt base, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, asphalt recreational pathway, pavement concrete of the driveway and bituminous surfacing, restoration of the boulevard and street lighting.

The project exceeded the engineer’s estimate by 9.82%.

New Ulm received $1,360,772 in Small Urban Surface Transportation grant funds to help fund this project. The remaining balance is split between state aid funds of $488,246 and local funds of $7,4134.

The council also approved a deal with Braun Intertect for $39,980 to provide materials testing services for 2022 state aid improvement projects. Projects built with state aid must carry out testing quality control and assurance (QC/QA) in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Materials Control Program.

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