Construction season in full swing

Work crews dig up 5th Street near the New Ulm Medical Center for road and utility improvements. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
One bridge down on the 14/15 gateway projects, onto the next bridge and the interchange. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
mprovements have begun at Johnson Baseball Park. The entrance and grandstands will undergo a renovation process this summer. Staff photos by Clay Schuldt
The block between 300 N. German and 300 N. Minnesota will eventually be home to the new Alliance Bank. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

NEW ULM — Construction season is in full swing. It is not hard to find a section of New Ulm in the midst of construction.

The work started last year on the New Ulm Gateway 14/15 project continues. Concrete paving work was scheduled to begin last month for the roundabouts underneath the 14/15 interchange bridge. Crews are still working to pour concrete in place. Livestream coverage for the gateway project is available on the New Ulm city website. A webcam has recorded photographs of the project since April 2018. Timelapse video of the project can also be seen on the website.

A mile west from the 14/15 interchange construction in New Ulm, construction on Johnson Field has started. Crews have begun working on the grandstand upgrades. The sidewalk in front of the field has been cornered off to make room for the repairs. The improvements are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

A block from Johnson Field, the construction of the new Alliance Bank building and the parking lot is underway. Demolition of the buildings on the 300 block of German and Minnesota Streets was May 30. With the debris cleared, the equipment has been moved into the site’s staging area in preparation for construction.

The road between the 5th North Street and Garden intersection, and Highland, is closed for road and utility reconstruction. According to the city website, North Highland Avenue will remain open at this time. All access to the New Ulm Medical Center will be from 8th North Street. This construction is expected to continue for four to five months.