University of Minnesota – Arboretum Eastern Drive

Overall Project Size: 
1 mile, two lane asphalt road

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Solution Blue, Inc.

Loeffler Role: 
General Contractor

Project Spec Sheet: 
UMN Arboretum Eastern Drive (2,723 KB)

The project was 1-mile road supporting 2-way traffic with 11-foot wide bituminous lanes with rural 2-foot gravel shoulders rated for heavy duty traffic with a 20 year design life. This road will provide an internal connection between current campus and Eastern campus expansion including the Farm Garden and Bee Discovery Center projects.

At the Creek crossover there is a complete precast bridge system with precast foundations, aluminum arch, head wall, and wing walls. This system has the advantage of rapid installation, lower material costs, and lower maintenance costs; all with proven design methodology and reliability.