After a week-plus of a very aggressive paving effort, the new Goodhue County 24 project to and around the new Mayo hospital/clinic was set to be completed by Wednesday, July 23. Although, with some connecting pieces around the new overpass/interchange (roandabouts, ramps) still under construction, only portions of it were expected to be open to traffic.
The new County 24 segment, a wide, curbed and guttered blacktop with a paved bike/walking trail along one side, was expected to be open from its intersection with County 25 (a little bit east of the water tower) to the new Mayo entrance, which is off of the new County 24, just south of 318th St.
Pavement was also completed this past week on 318th St., the city road that runs east from Frontier Ag, the John Deere dealership to the new County 24.
Crews from Griffin Construction, Chatfield, MN, started work on the project last summer, moving tons of blue-green clay, shale rock and soil, cutting a northeasterly diagonal swath from the new hospital site to County 25 through mainly undeveloped land.
Past the hospital, County 24 ties into the new roundabouts still under construction by MnDOT with connections to Hwy. 52 frontage roads and Hwy. 52 ramps.
On the west side off the new overpass, a new segment of County 24 ties in with the old 24, which heads south to eventually hook up with County 9 and Minnesota 56 at Wangs corner between Sogn and Dennison.