Multiple construction crews will be out paving the Cypress Drive project starting the week of June 24, according to a news release by supervising engineer Scott Hedlund of architectural-engineering firm Short Elliott Hendrickson.

Landwehr Construction Inc. advises area motorists and residents they plan to continue to have multiple work crews on the project. At the College Road/Cypress Drive intersection there are plans to complete two lifts of bituminous paving starting by mid week and starting the roundabout landscaping work. They also plan to pave the first two lifts on Cypress Drive near the railroad tracks. On Cypress Drive between College Road and the railroad tracks and on Industrial Park Road, there are plans for ongoing concrete work and continuing miscellaneous grading, topsoil placement, and turf restoration activities.

Ongoing construction

Industrial Park Road remains open to traffic (with construction work being done under traffic along that corridor), and the College Road/Cypress Drive intersection area will remain closed until the anticipated re-opening the week of July 15. There are posted detours for College Road traffic.

The south leg of the State Highway 210/Cypress Drive intersection will remain closed until the new railroad crossing and road are fully constructed in 2019. This also means the westbound State Highway 210 left turn lane at Cypress Drive, the northbound CypressDrive through lanes south of State Highway 210, and the eastbound State Highway 210 right turn lane at Cypress Drive will all remain closed during this time.

There will still be ongoing construction activity adjacent to project roads in 2019 after they are opened to traffic and motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Until further notice, the access configurations in the project area are as follows:

• Properties on Cypress Drive south of College Road will need to access from the south;

• Properties on Cypress Drive between College Road and Industrial Park Road will need to access from the north;

• Properties along Basswood Road (cul-de-sac) east of Cypress Drive will need to access from the north;

• Properties along Greenwood Road (cul-de-sac) west of Cypress Drive should access from the east on Greenwood Road;

• Properties along College Road west of Cypress drive should access from the west;

• Properties along College Road east of Cypress drive should access from the east.

During construction, access to all properties within the construction zone will be maintained.

Driveway work is still ongoing. Property owners directly affected by work at driveways should have been or will be contacted by SEH and or Landwehr Construction representatives regarding temporary access configuration changes or temporary access limitations. If there are any questions please contact one of the SEH or Landwehr representatives listed below.

Construction progress

The week of June 17 Landwehr Construction Inc. continued concrete flat work and grading at the College Road/Cypress Drive intersection area. There has also been ongoing construction off the roadway on Industrial Park Road and Cypress Drive between Basswood Road and the railroad tracks north of Industrial Park Road. There also was trail paving between College Road and Highway 210. Work activities over the last week included: road and trail grading activities; concrete flatwork; street lighting; and trail paving. North of the railroad tracks the work activities included work on the railroad traffic signal system and the Highway 210/Cypress Drive traffic signal.

On the portion of the project north of the railroad tracks, there will continue to be miscellaneous grading, paving, topsoil placement and turf restoration work over the next few weeks. There will also be more pavement marking activities coming in July on Highway 210 and elsewhere.

BNSF and Minnesota Department of Transportation work testing the new railroad grade crossing signals and their interaction with the traffic signal at Highway 210/ Cypress Drive will be intermittent over the next several weeks.

All planned work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Construction contacts

Anyone concerns, questions or suggestions should be directed to SEH's lead construction observer, Mark Johannes, at 320-250-3017, who is generally on site during active construction. If Johannes is not available area residents can also contact Scott Hedlund at his office number 218-855-1705 or shedlund@sehinc.com.

The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is Clint Christians, superintendent for Landwehr Construction Inc. at 320-248-0889.

Private Utility Relocation Work

Private utility relocation work was mostly completed in 2018 but there will still be some activity on the south end of the project in 2019. Private utility companies will resume marking of their existing underground facilities throughout the project limits in 2019. The public is asked to not remove the markings as they are necessary for the safety of the construction team and public.

Also, the public is asked to not disturb wood construction stakes in or near your the project as they are necessary for construction of the road project and are expensive to replace.