Crow Wing County maintenance crews will continue to spray patch this week on County Road 148 in Long Lake Township on Monday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday.
Crews will also continue spray-patching areas along County Highway 12, from County Highway 28 in Irondale Township to Highway 210/6 in Deerwood, throughout the week.
They will begin spray-patching operations on County Highway 22 in Maple Grove Township, between County Highway 23 and County Road 108, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Crews will be performing bridge maintenance on the County Highway 3-Crosslake Dam bridge in Crosslake Monday and on County Highway 21 and County Highway 22 bridges in St. Mathias Township Tuesday and Wednesday.
Crews will be repairing washouts under various guardrails on County Road 168, County Highway 11 and County Highway 1 on Thursday.
Crews will work on one travel lane and shoulder simultaneously, creating the need to close one lane of traffic. Signing, flaggers or portable traffic lights will control the traffic flow through these work areas.
Ditch mowing will resume on various roads throughout the county on Monday. Full road right of way mowing will take place where it is not too wet and will continue into October.
Construction was completed on County Highway 3 from the Mississippi River bridge in Brainerd to Merrifield. The eight-week project also included the first night paving ever done in the county.
The project involved mainline milling and bituminous surfacing, replacing culverts, approach paving, shouldering, and American Disabilities Act and signal improvements on Wise Road.
Due to the lack of river crossings within the county and no logical detours, the project needed to be built around traffic. To lessen the impact to the public, nighttime paving was coordinated with Anderson Brothers, the contractor.
"During the nighttime paving operations, wait times were drastically reduced," Assistant County Engineer Rob Hall said in a news release. "The county appreciated the public's patience through this process, and I give credit to Anderson Brothers for performing the work in a safe and professional manner."
This section of road was in the county's highway improvement plan since 2015. The project
was originally scheduled for 2019, but federal funds set aside for the project were available in 2018, which moved the project forward one year.