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September 2015


Project Design Completed
Construction Contract Awarded

Project design is complete and Hoffman Construction has been awarded the construction contract with a low bid of $32,799,805.  Construction will begin in the Fall of 2015 and is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2017. 

Project Map-2015

December 2014


Environmental Assessment Negative Declaration issued


The Olmsted County Board has issued a Negative Declaration regarding the need to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the 55th Street Extension and Broadway Avenue North Reconstruction Project. The Findings of Fact and Conclusions document, and responses to comments received, are posted here. This concludes the state environmental review process for the project.

Updated Project Layout File Available

A complete preliminary design layout, commonly referred to as the 60% project design, is available for review.  This state of project design forms the basis for completion of the final design, expected in the spring of 2015.

November 2014 - 60% Design

October 2014

Final Environmental Assessment Worksheet Available for Public Review

Public Hearing to be held November 12th

Olmsted County has released an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the 55th Street Extension and Broadway Avenue North Reconstruction project. The project will extend 55th Street North from West River Rd NW to intersect with Broadway Avenue NE at 48th Street NE. The project will also include the reconstruction of Broadway Avenue NE to a four-lane roadway from the new 55th Street Extension south to 41st St NE.

A public open house to review and comment on the EAW has been scheduled for Wednesday November 12, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at John Adams Middle School, 1525 31st Street NW, Rochester, MN. Verbal and written comments will be accepted.

Copies of the EAW will be available by October 27, 2014 at the Olmsted County Planning Department, Rochester Public Library, and online HERE.  Comments on the EAW may be submitted through November 26, 2014 and should be sent to:

Mike Sheehan, P.E.

Olmsted County Public Works Director

2122 SE Campus Drive

Rochester, MN 55904