Skip to main content
Start of main content

Railroad Avenue (TH 238) Improvements

Street reconstruction for a century-old business district in central Minnesota

  • 8


  • $3.1M

    Construction Value

  • Albany, Minnesota

    Albany, Minnesota

Rebuilding a roadway to revitalize a downtown

Railroad Avenue extends through the heart of Albany’s downtown business district. With its deteriorating roadway and aging utilities, Albany’s main street needed a fresh look and reconstruction. We helped the City improve eight blocks of roadway—serving nearly 40 small businesses and the city hall, public library, and police department—and support downtown revitalization.

The endeavor included new concrete roadway, widened sidewalks, underground utilities, and decorative street lighting. Our team was involved start to finish: from permitting and design through easement acquisition and construction administration.

Railroad Avenue dates to the late 1800s. Anticipating historic conditions, the team dealt with unknown obstructions and materials including underground fuel tanks and old railroad bridge footings. We applied extra attention to old downtown building foundations and protected them during excavation and reconstruction.

To minimize business disruption, we communicated frequently with affected owners and kept half of the on-street parking available throughout construction.

At a Glance

  • City of Albany
Meet Our Team

Jeremy Mathiasen, Associate

I appreciate my long relationships with many central Minnesota cities and the rewarding projects we’ve done together.

Linda Brown, Senior Associate, Community Development

I work with private developers and governing entities to develop areas in communities that benefit everyone.
Linda Brown Senior Associate, Community Development Read More

Jeremy  Mathiasen


Linda Brown

Senior Associate, Community Development

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top