Minor temporary pavement repairs were done in the fall of 2014 to address the worst areas of pavement and roadbed damage. The entire pavement section was reconstructed in 2015, with the exception of ~1,000 feet adjacent to a slope reinforcement project that is scheduled for construction in 2016.
The final County Highway (CH) 6 Flood Recovery Project is composed of stabilization work on a 1,000-foot segment of southerly hillside along CH 6, approximately 1 mile East of Blakeley, and shall include site grading, directional boring, french drains, and storm sewer construction. This work will begin July 11, 2016 with a full closure of this segment and is planned to be completed in the end of October 2016. Detour Map
Scott County experienced historic rainfalls on June 19, 2014 which caused extensive flooding throughout the county, primarily in the Minnesota River Valley. County Highway (CH) 6, in Blakeley Township, was among a list of roads that were closed due to several mudslides. County staff was immediately on the scene to assist citizens, put up detours, and begin assessing the damages.
On June 23, 2014, Scott County Board of Commissioners declared a State of Emergency and granted temporary authority for approving emergency-related expenditures to the County Administrator to help accelerate the recovery process. Governor Mark Dayton came to Belle Plaine on June 24th for a storm damage update.
On August 28, 2014 the County received approval to request reimbursement for expenses incurred for emergency work on CH 6. In addition, the County received approval to proceed with permanent reconstruction work.