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County Highway 25 Construction Update

Project: Aitkin County Highway 25 Reconstruction

Length: 3.27 miles

Termini: From the intersection of County Highway 100-County Highway 25 to the intersection of County Highway 23-County Highway 38-County Highway 25

Project Schedule: March through August 2020: Tree clearing, grading, culvert placement, and aggregate base

June through August 2021: Bituminous Surfacing

Current Project Update August 31, 2020:

Operations to construct the new roadbed are now complete through the entire project area. Placement of aggregate base on the newly constructed roadbed will begin August 31, 2020, and is anticipated to continue through September 11, 2020. Upon completion of the aggregate base placement, slope finishing, turf establishment, and sign placement will be performed through the entire project area. During all of these operations, construction equipment will be working on the road and adjacent slopes. Please strictly adhere to all work zone signage and traffic control operations and be prepared for adverse driving conditions. If a traffic restriction is encountered, please patiently wait for directions from construction workers before proceeding through the restricted area.

Previous Updates:

August 14, 2020 Update: Road construction operations are continuing on Segment 2 from 116th Lane to the south end of the project as shown on the map below. The Segment 2 construction area continues to be closed to thru traffic until roadbed construction operations in the entire segment are complete. All local traffic needing to access property within the Segment 2 construction area must enter Segment 2 from the north as the road is completely closed to all traffic at the south end of the project near the County Road 100 intersection due to impassable road conditions caused by soft soils and recent rainfall.

For local residents to access properties in the Segment 2 construction area, please drive slowly and safely through the construction area as there will be large construction equipment working to construct the new road. When driving through the construction area, please strictly adhere to all work zone signage and traffic control operations and be prepared for adverse driving conditions. If a traffic restriction is encountered, please patiently wait for directions from construction workers before proceeding through the construction area.

July 14, 2020: Road construction operations will begin on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, on Segment 2 from 116th Lane to the south end of the project as shown on the map. The Segment 2 construction area will be closed to thru traffic until roadbed construction operations in the entire segment are complete. Property Owners on 116th Lane and 119th Lane will be required to access their properties utilizing the property access route as shown on the map below.

Local access for properties located within the Segment 2 construction areas will be provided at all times. The direction from which local access will be be provided may change depending on the location of construction operations within the constructon area. For local residents to access properties, please drive slowly and safely through the construction area as there will be large construction equipment working to construct the new road. When driving through the construction area, please strictly adhere to all work zone signage and traffic control operations and be prepared for adverse driving conditions. If a traffic restriction is encountered, please patiently wait for directions from construction workers before proceeding through the construction area.

May 22, 2020: Road construction operations will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 on Segment 1 from 116th Lane to the north end of the project as shown on the map.

Property Owners on 116th Lane and 119th Lane are advised to utilize the preferred property access route as shown on the map for access to their property.

To access properties within the Segment 1 construction area, please drive slowly and safely through the construction area as there will be large construction equipment working to construct the new road. When driving through the construction area, please strictly adhere to all work zone signage and traffic control operations and be prepared for adverse driving conditions. If a traffic restriction is encountered, please patiently wait for directions from construction workers before proceeding through the restricted area.

May 5, 2020: Work will resume during the week of May 4, 2020 to complete the clearing and grubbing of trees and stumps throughout the project area. Upon completion of the clearing and grubbing work, road construction operations will continue with earthmoving operations confined to either the portion of the project south of 116 th Lane or the portion of the project east and north of 119 th Lane. While earthmoving operations are being conducted in one of these areas, property owners on 116 th Lane and 119 th Lane are advised to utilize the area of the project that is not under active construction.

Please check back for further information as updated information will be provided when it is available.