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Elm Avenue Reconstruction

Transforming an outdated roadway to a multi-modal corridor

  • 3.35

    Miles of Roadway

  • 40K

    Feet Conveyance

  • $18.6

    Construction Value

  • Waseca, Minnesota

    Waseca, Minnesota

The complex roadway reconstruction also cost-effectively replaced water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure.

Elm Avenue is the primary east-west route through downtown Waseca and runs through a tight, environmentally sensitive right-of-way corridor. When the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) transferred jurisdictional authority of Elm Avenue (formerly Trunk Highway 14) to Waseca County, the City of Waseca received the largest roadway and utility improvement opportunity in its history. Stantec worked with the City of Waseca and MnDOT to simultaneously reconstruct the roadway and improve underground infrastructure.

Our team’s work converted Elm Avenue from an outdated roadway to a modern 3.35-mile multi-modal concrete thoroughfare, including more than 100 ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps. We also completely upgraded underground utilities with 8,100 feet of sanitary sewer main, 14,000 feet of water main, and 17,800 feet of storm sewer. Our construction services team worked with the contractor to minimize disruption and maintain access for Waseca’s residents and visitors as they traveled through this busy corridor.

Now revitalized, Elm Avenue will more safely and reliably serve the community for decades to come. 

At a Glance

  • City of Waseca
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, Grand Award, 2020
Meet Our Team

Darren Amundsen, Principal, Community Development

I work with communities to design and build infrastructure that stands the test of time.
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Kevin Hoglund, Principal

Our local team of engineers and designers is driven to provide safe and efficient transportation for the Upper Midwest and beyond.

Joe Palen, Senior Associate, Community Development

We strive to provide exceptional customer service to our clients by providing trusted advice and creative, cost effective solutions.
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Jeff Preston, Associate, Senior Engineer

I enjoy the challenge of solving problems in innovative ways—blending client’s current processes with our team’s creative solutions.

Darren Amundsen

Principal, Community Development

Kevin Hoglund


Joe Palen

Senior Associate, Community Development

Jeff Preston

Associate, Senior Engineer

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