Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials released the following information on the Main Street/Hwy. 44 project.

Last week in Spring Grove, contractors accomplished the following:

• Finished concrete removal for Phase 1

• Set up detour for Phase 2B

• Hooked up temporary water services to homes and businesses

• Began installing new water main and sanitary sewer lines from 1st Ave. SW heading east to 1st Ave. NW

The first week also saw much progress, despite the regular rain showers. Accomplishments June 3 to 7 included:

• Highway 44 closed and local detour phase one went into effect

• Detour for through traffic is Highway 76, Highway 16 and Highway 43

• Milled asphalt surface in town from 1st Ave. South SW to Division Ave. including removal of concrete pavement under the asphalt and contaminated material, hauling it offsite.

• Began installing temporary water services to downtown residents/businesses.

Coming up this week (June 17 to 21), contractors plan (weather dependent) to:

• Continue installing new water main and sanitary sewer lines heading east to Division Ave.

• Begin reconstruction of roadway starting at 1st Ave. SW heading east

The Hwy. 44 from Spring Grove to TH 52 (Prosper/Stateline) portion was set to begin June 24 commencing with box culvert replacement.

Follow the project online at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy44spring-grove/index.html or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/mndotsoutheast or Facebook at SpringGroveMnDOT.