Highway 14/CR 56: Changes are coming to the Hwy 14 and County Road (CR) 56 intersection. Even though safety improvements were made in 2016, the intersection continues to experience a high frequency of crashes. This fall, MnDOT will install additional pavement markings on CR 56 to encourage motorists to stop closer to Hwy 14, which will improve visibility for CR 56 traffic as they either cross or turn onto Hwy 14.

MnDOT, Blue Earth County, and the City of Eagle Lake are also partnering on a project, tentatively scheduled for 2022, to improve safety at the Hwy 14/CR 56 intersection. MnDOT developed three design alternatives and will be seeking input from the community on them. Feedback received will be considered as the project partners select an alternative for the intersection. A video presentation of the alternatives and corresponding survey will be available on the project website starting Monday, October 19, through Monday, November 2nd. Visit mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy14eaglelake/ for more information and to sign up for email updates on the project.

CSAH 17 Sewer Forcemain Abandonment: The City Council recently approved a bid from GM Contracting, Inc. to complete the CSAH 17 Sewer Forcemain Abandonment Project in the amount of $75,330. The contract completion date is the end of November, 2020.

CSAH 27 (Agency Street): The City Council will be looking at a possible 2021 street reconstruction project involving CSAH 27 (Agency Street) from Thomas Drive to CSAH 55 (LeRay Avenue) due to the severely deteriorated condition of the watermain in this location. A preliminary feasibility study will be ordered shortly. A public information meeting and individual notices of construction impacts to affected property owners and residents will be coordinated.

2019-2020 Watermain Looping Project: Weather permitting, the contractor, GM Contracting, Inc., is scheduled to begin locating utilities October 2, 2019 and may possibly start pipe installation on 598th Avenue towards the end of the week. According to the contractor, this will only require the west shoulder of 598th to be closed on the south end. Barricades will likely be put up the following week. Residents along the project will have access. The contractor anticipates little to no inconvenience to residents this week. More information will be made available once the contractor has provided the City with actual dates that the barricades will be set up for road closure. Please contact jbromeland@eaglelakemn.com with any questions or concerns. Check back for project updates.

Tentative Project Schedule (Subject to Change)

Start Project: 10/02/19

Find Existing Utilities along 598th Ave: 10/02/19 - 10/04/19

Installation of new utilities along 598th Ave: 10/07/19 - 10-18-19

Close 598th Ave and set up detour: 10/10/19 - 10/31/19

Road Closure Map

Connect utilities along 598th Ave: 10/14/19 - 10/23/19

Installation of new utilities behind city hall: 10/21/19 - 10/23/19

Connect utilities along 598th Ave: 10/23/19 - 10/25/19

Restoration: Spring/Summer 2020

2019 Linda Drive Drainage Improvements Project: Weather permitting, the contractor, Bromeling Excavating, Inc., is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 30, 2019 impacting the Linda Drive, Linda Court, and Linda Circle properties that are part of the 2019 Linda Drive Drainage Improvements Project. The contractor will start at LeSueur Avenue and work northward. Residents are asked to temporarily park vehicles on the street across from the construction areas. Driveway restoration will occur shortly after the underground drains have been constructed. When possible, the contractor will provide temporary access to driveways between constructing the underground drains and restoring driveway aprons. All work within the City's right-of-way is expected to be complete on or before November 1, 2019.

Restoration: Spring/Summer 2020

The City thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the projects.