Shown is the new sidewalk that was installed in front of the Ballard House and Spring Grove Cinema a little over a week ago. The gravel part in between the sidewalk and curb and gutter will have the stamped and colored concrete.
Shown is the new sidewalk that was installed in front of the Ballard House and Spring Grove Cinema a little over a week ago. The gravel part in between the sidewalk and curb and gutter will have the stamped and colored concrete.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reports that the Main Street project should see the following activities this week in Spring Grove:

• Fine grading aggregate base from 1st Ave. NW to Division Avenue

• Removal of sidewalk from 1st Ave. NW to Division Avenue

• Pouring of curb and gutter from 1st Ave. NW to Division Avenue

• Sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer work between 1st Ave. SW and 3rd Ave. SW

There was a minor setback last week when the color of the concrete used between the main sidewalk and curb and gutter area ended up darker than originally planned by the past council according to the "Eyes on Main Street" blog (http://sgmainstreetproject.blogspot.com).

A new choice was selected by a few members of the current council, more of a terracotta color, which had to be ordered.

That portion of the concrete is also to be stamped, which according to the blog is not adding any costs to the project, as it was included in the original bid.

Highway 44 project update

On Highway 44 from Spring Grove to Highway 52, box culvert replacement continues between Mabel and Highway 52 with local detours onto gravel roads when needed.

Updated information for both portions of the project is also posted on the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy44spring-grove/index.html and on the project Facebook page is SpringGroveMnDOT.

Hwy. 26 road work to begin

Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on State Highway 26 between Highway 16 and the Iowa border beginning Monday, Aug. 12, as crews begin resurfacing the road and replacing culverts.

Flaggers and a pilot car will control traffic throughout the project, which is scheduled to continue through mid-October, weather permitting.

When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail.

Mathy Construction is the prime contractor for the $5.8 million project.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.