Project Details

Client: City of Rochester
Location: Rochester, MN
Services: Earthwork, Removals, Utilities


In July of 2022, The City of Rochester awarded Bolander the contract for the 5th Street Reconstruction project located between 1st Avenue SW & 4th Avenue SW in downtown Rochester.

The project required the complete reconstruction of 3 city blocks. Our work consisted of Surface Removals, Underground Pipe Removals, Sanitary Sewer, Watermain, Storm Sewer & Grading. As the prime contractor for this project, Bolander was also responsible for concrete/asphalt paving and electrical duct bank construction which was performed by our local trade partners.

The most challenging aspect of this project was the replacement of an active sanitary manhole with a 17’ build height. With thorough planning and close coordination with City staff, we were able to complete this task with minimal sewer bypass pumping and well within bid parameters.

This project was unique as it was surrounded by three adjacent construction projects, one of which was our Block 6 parking ramp project. Given the proximity to these separate projects, access coordination, sequencing and communication was paramount to our success as well as the success of the adjacent projects.

Thanks to the dedication of the high quality Bolander personnel and our trade partners, we were able to demonstrate our ability to complete technical projects to the City and other customers within this market.