LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie’s infrastructure improvement project is now underway. For details on the scope of the project and construction schedule, go to the project website : www.bolton-menk.com/clients/LesterPrairie/index.html
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Road 74, northeast of Glencoe is scheduled to close tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 7) between Eagle Avenue and County Road 1 (Dairy Ave), McLeod County Engineer John Brunkhorst announced today.
A Contractor will be installing a new box culvert. The road should reopen in five to seven days. There will not be a detour installed. Local traffic should use adjacent roads.
Any questions may be directed to Phil Schmalz, project engineer at (320) 484-4321.
McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Engineer John Brunkhorst announced today that sealcoating work began today on approximately 20 miles of McLeod County roads and is expected to last around
five days. Pearson Brothers of Hanover was awarded this year’s annual sealcoat project. Value
of the work is approximately $628,000.
The roads will remain open. Flaggers will be present to help guide traffic. Minor
delays should be expected.
Sealcoating is a preventative maintenance activity that involves applying road oil to a blacktop-
surfaced road and covering with aggregate chips. This process extends the life of the roadway and
helps hold off costly reconstruction.
Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Chad Hausmann, Assistant County
Engineer at (320) 484-4353 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARVER COUNTY, MN – The Carver County Parks Department announced today that Highway 41 will be closed to through traffic between Highway 7 and Highway 5 beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
During the two week closure, a trail underpass will be constructed under Hwy. 41 near Lake Minnewashta Regional Park. This will provide a pedestrian safe route under Hwy. 41 and a link to the regional park. Work will also progress on building a mile stretch of trail along the east side of Hwy. 41 and developing a mile and a half of trail inside the park boundary.
Access to driveways, local streets, Minnetonka Middle School West and to Lake Minnewashta Regional Park from Hwy. 41 will be provided during the closure. The designated detour route is Rolling Acres Road which is approximately two miles to the west of Hwy. 41. It is anticipated that Hwy. 41 would reopen to traffic on Monday, Sept. 24.
Construction hours during the road closure are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. This schedule will expedite the project, minimizing the duration of the closure to local residents and motorists.
Questions concerning the road closure can be directed to Carver County Parks at 952-466-5250.
BUFFALO, MN – MnDOT announced today that motorists will encounter delays at the Highway 55/Highway 25 intersection in Buffalo as lane closures begin Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m.
Both directions of Highway 55 intermittently will be reduced to a single lane, and both directions of Highway 25 intermittently will close. Flaggers will control traffic as needed.
Motorists should expect up to 15-minute delays, and are advised to seek alternate routes.
The lane closures are needed as crews resurface and repair pavement at the intersection.
All lanes will reopen by Friday, Aug. 24, at 6 a.m.
WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Highway Department has announced a three-to-four-day road closing on CSAH 35.
CSAH 35, approximately 1/3 mile east of County Road 4 near Mitchell Avenue, will be closed Monday. Aug. 27 through Thursday, Aug. 30 for the removal and replacement of a deteriorated culvert under the highway. This is the portion of CSAH 35 that runs between CSAH 4 and CSAH 5, about 7 miles west of the “Rassat” corner and just east of Mud Lake County Park. A detour will not be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
The closing will begin shortly after 6 a.m. Monday and end at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. If weather conditions are favorable, the closing could end as early as Wednesday.
The Wright County Highway Department asks for motorists’ cooperation in this matter to ensure the safety of both the traveling public and the maintenance crew.