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Bass Lake Road Reconstruction Wins CEAM Municipal Project of the Year

The City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM) recently awarded the City of Maple Grove’s Bass Lake Road Reconstruction with their 2012 Municipal Project of the Year Award. SRF served as the design engineer for this $32 million project.

This challenging reconstruction effort expanded the footprint of the two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided urban corridor. SRF provided preliminary design, environmental documentation, and final design services for the 3.5 mile, two-phase project. The existing corridor’s narrow shoulders, steep side slopes and residential access points were replaced with a modern, safe facility that improves the roadway’s vertical and horizontal curvature, safety, and mobility for all users.

The project offers new features to non-motorized users, including new trail segments on both sides of Bass Lake Road that connect to the City’s trail network and regional trail and park facilities.
Several funding sources, including federal and local monies, were used to completely fund the project. The federal funding component on both CSAH 10 phases required all design elements to follow MnDOT design policies and standards while accommodating the City’s and Hennepin County’s needs and vision. The Phase 1 construction used American Recovery Reinvestment Act federal stimulus – the first in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to be administered by a local agency.