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CSAH 77 Roundabout

Nisswa, MN

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Jenny Max
City of Nisswa
City Administrator

Widseth understood the importance of the communication that was going to be required with multiple entities involved. We added a camera onsite so that anyone could see real-time the status of the project and what was going on.

Project Overview

The City of Nisswa and Crow Wing County constructed a roundabout at the intersection of CSAH 77 & Nokomis Avenue. The project also includes a bituminous overlay of CSAH 77 from TH 371 to the Cass County border (see map and drawing below). The City of Nisswa, Crow Wing County, and Grand View Lodge worked together to address the safety concerns at this intersection, which are especially problematic during the summer months. The project also includes sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians, bicyclists, and golf carts. The drawing below shows an overview of the intersection as proposed.

Onsite Camera

Watch the CSAH 77 roundabout get built! Click the image below to access the onsite camera.

CSAH 77 Roundabout in Nisswa. Construction photo.

Detour Map

CSAH 77 Roundabout project detour map.

Project Updates

June 27, 2023

Good News! Construction continues to move ahead of schedule with the light standards being delivered and installed. The only items left to finish are striping, signing, and restoration. The contractor has indicated to us that the plan is to now move the opening of CSAH 77 and lifting of the detour by June 30th in time for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.

As a reminder, please follow all detour and access signs, they are for your safety as well as the contractors working on the project.

June 16, 2023

Construction continues with the first phase ending and the second phase starting the week of June 19th. The contractor will remove the temporary access road and divert traffic coming into Nokomis Ave via the service entrance for Grand View Lodge. Grand View Lodge and Linden residents leaving the area will be required to follow the detour to the east.

For the second phase the contractor will make the final connections to CSAH 77 and Nokomis Ave where the temporary access road overlaps the new construction. They will also be completing the overlay portion of CSAH 77 from TH 371 east to the Cass/Crow Wing border. This phase of the project should be completed within a week. Then, traffic will be rerouted back to Nokomis Ave and the Pines Golf Course via the new roundabout.

Reopening of traffic and the new roundabout is still on schedule for July 14, 2023. As a reminder, please follow all detour and access signs, they are for your safety as well as the contractors working on the project.

May 24, 2023

Construction continues and with the holiday weekend approaching the contractor expects work to be finished by the end of the day Thursday, and will stop work at the latest by noon on Friday.

For the week after the holiday, the contractor will be placing gravel on the road and starting the concrete curb and gutter along with the flat concrete work on the islands and roundabout by Thursday.

Have a great holiday weekend!

May 12, 2023

CSAH 77 will be closed by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15th. Please use the detour route. Anderson Brothers will begin removals and excavation and grading operations will begin. Please be cautious when entering and leaving the temporary access road. As a reminder there is no thru traffic, and the temporary access is only for Grand View Lodge and Linden area residents.

April 27, 2023

We held the preconstruction meeting for the Roundabout project on 4/25/2023 with the General Contractor, Sub-Contractors, City Staff, and County Engineer. CSAH 77 has been posted for closing on May 15th. The contractor has started clearing the trees and stumps from the site and will construct the temporary access road into Grand View Lodge and the Linden residential area. Other work being performed during this time will be the relocation of the existing utilities in preparation for the construction that will begin after the road closure.

March 16, 2023

When the project begins in mid-April, CSAH 77 will be closed to thru traffic. There will be a temporary road constructed for the Nisswa residents that live in and around Grand View Lodge. Before CSAH 77 is closed, a pre-notification sign will be posted indicating when the road will be closed. The detour will begin at the intersection of Hwy 371 and CSAH 77, go north to CSAH 29, then west to CSAH 78, and then east to CSAH 77. View a map of the detour. 

March 7, 2023

The project was let on March 1, 2023 with Anderson Brothers Construction having the lowest bid at $1,507,500.09. Next we will be scheduling a preconstruction conference to review the project with the contractor and their proposed schedule for construction. After the preconstruction conference we will update this site with key tasks including the anticipated date for the road detour do be in place. In addition, coming soon will be a link so that the construction site may be viewed to see the construction status. The first milestone for construction will be to have all the trees that need to be removed cut down before March 31, 2023.

Project Engineer Joe Dubel

If you have questions about the project, please contact Project Engineer Joe Dubel, PE.