July 30, 2007
Road work in Howard Lake is in full swing
In addition, surrounding gravel roads have been treated as requested
By Jennifer Gallus
Road construction on Wright County Road 6 south of Howard Lake, near the cemetery appears to be moving right along according to engineer Tony Rotchadl of Bolton and Menk.
The utility crew is currently installing new 12-inch watermain along Seventh Avenue. Watermain work on this street is expected to be done early this week.
The next step will be reshaping the clay road base, which will involve heavy truck traffic.
Children should not be allowed to play near the construction area or on the dirt piles during the day, Rotchadl said.
Fabric will be laid over the clay, then sand and gravel, before curb and gutter work can begin.
The milling of pavement on 12th, 13th, and Sixth avenues began Saturday and once the milling is complete, a removal crew will take out all of the curb, sidewalk, and driveway aprons, according to Rotchadl.
Sanitary sewer will be started upon the completion of removals and will most likely begin on 13th Avenue.
Any questions or concerns about the project can be directed to Rotchadl at (507) 955-3288.
Gravel roads have been graded and treated
As discussed and proposed at the July 17 city council meeting, gravel roads that are now heavily traveled due to the detour were graded and treated for dust control last week.
Increased travel on surrounding gravel roads was causing large amounts of dust to roll into the air as vehicles passed, as well as aggravating existing washboard conditions, which became a nuisance to property owners in the affected areas.
The city and township graded and treated those roads last week, which has significantly improved conditions on those roads.