The City of Rochester and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) District 6 initiated the Northern Rochester Transportation Study (NRTS) in early 2009. The goal of this effort was to develop a unified transportation plan for northwest Rochester that could be implemented over time to address long-range traffic demands.
The first component of the NRTS to be implemented was the TH 52/65th Street Interchange. SRF completed the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), a MnDOT Level I staff-approved layout, and prepared final design plans for the City of Rochester, in cooperation with MnDOT, to create a new full-access interchange at the existing 65th Street Bridge over TH 52. The project consists of:
Additionally, SRF performed right-of-way acquisition and appraisal services to meet MnDOT’s requirements for the interchange ownership.
Throughout the project development SRF served as a liaison between the City of Rochester and MnDOT to enhance communications between the two agencies and ensure each agency’s requirements were being met.
CLIENT: The City of Rochester and MnDOT