With the approach of the school year Main Street reconstruction in Spring Grove has moved into high gear.

"Progress was slowed early in the year with all the rain we encountered," Minnesota Department Of Transportation Project Engineer Jeffrey Bunch noted last week, "To make up for lost time the contractor opened up the section east of Division Ave and (we now) have two detours in use at one time.  The main thrust now is to get the road paved along the school."   

As Bunch said last week, work was occurring on both ends of town. Concrete pavement from 2nd Avenue NE to Division Avenue was being removed. Contaminated material dug up east of Division was also set to be hauled off. Colored/stamped concrete between 1st Ave. SW and Division was to be poured. Placement and grading of aggregate base from 1st Avenue SW to 3rd Ave NW was scheduled, and work was set to begin on a stone retaining wall near the school. Finally, sanitary/storm sewer and water main work was to take place east of Division.

This week curb and gutter should be poured from 1st Ave SW to 3rd Ave NW. Work on the stone wall near the softball field behind the school will continue, as will sanitary/storm sewer and water main work east of Division. More contaminated materials from that area could still be trucked away at that time.

West of town, resurfacing is taking place along Highway 44 to the juncture of Highway 52. Flaggers and a pilot car can be expected, as motorists will encounter single lane traffic in work zones.