A two-mile stretch of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 40 east of New London, Minnesota was deemed unsafe and Duininck was hired to rework and reroute it. The project involves rebuilding the road to eliminate an “S” curve and widen the shoulders to better accommodate the speed limit and ultimately keep drivers safe. The project broke ground on June 8, 2020 and is estimated to take 40 working days to complete.
Duininck Crew Lead, Paul Johnson, says, “This is the first year in five years without a lot of rain, so we’re on track or maybe even a little ahead.” Paul has been a Duininck employee for 19 years and brings a great deal of experience to the project.
The Duininck grading team has 7 to 10 employees and Johnson says it’s typical for the crew to put in 60 to 70 hours each week. The team completed the project in September. The team completely moved and widened the road, prepped for installation of multiple centerline culverts and one box culvert, and completed sub grading in preparation for gravel. The gravel will sit for a year in order to stabilize and strengthen, prior to paving.