Construction workers lay pipe in the 100 block of West Main. They are shown in front of the Herald, Solies, A Gift to Gab, Bluff Country Artists Gallery and Winneshiek Medical Clinic on July 10.
Construction workers lay pipe in the 100 block of West Main. They are shown in front of the Herald, Solies, A Gift to Gab, Bluff Country Artists Gallery and Winneshiek Medical Clinic on July 10.
A week free of rain (for the most part anyway), allowed a lot of work to be completed on the Main Street project. Sanitary sewer and water mains were installed from First Avenue NW to Division Avenue and most lateral services to individuals businesses and home for sanitary and water were completed.

This week MnDOT reports that construction will continue with sand and class 6 rock placement between 1st Ave. SW and 1st Ave. NW and the placement of storm sewer and lateral sewer and water services from 1st Ave. NW to Division Ave. should be completed.

In regard to the detour of Highway 44 from Spring Grove to Highway 52, the main detour bypassing Spring Grove via Hwy. 43 north of Mabel was reopened July 11. Motorists will once again be detoured to Highway 76, Highway 16 and Highway 43.

Box culvert replacements will continue between Mabel and Highway 52 causing additional detours in certain areas.

Motorists should continue to follow the posted detour on Highway 43 through July as crews finish repair work near Choice.

Highway 43 will remain closed from Fillmore County Road 10 to Fillmore County Road 12, as crews conduct bridge repairs near Choice.

Motorists will continue to detour on Fillmore County Road 12, Fillmore County Road 23 and Fillmore County Road 10.

The bridge was damaged during the flooding that occurred June 23. The repairs are now expected to be completed at the end of July, weather permitting.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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