Eight-week closure set for part of CSAH 8


Work has begun on phase one of Maple Lake’s 2014 Street Improvement Project, meaning drivers will need to steer clear of County State Aid Highway 8, also known as Division Street East, between Park and Rose avenues.
The closure is expected to last about eight weeks. During that time, Minnesota Highway 55 will serve as a detour and local access to Linden Avenue will be via First Street.
In addition to the portion of CSAH 8, the project also includes work on Linden and Park avenues. That work consists of street improvements, water-main replacement and sewer repairs. 
Latour Construction, of Maple Lake, was awarded the contract for the entire project at an estimated cost of about $1.5 million during the April 15 meeting of the Maple Lake City Council with Councilmember John Northenscold the lone no vote.
At that time, Mayor Lynn Kissock said benefits include increased water pressure in water mains, which provides great benefits for fire fighting, and repair of a cistern leak that has been the source of a major infiltration problem.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.