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Truck tips over at construction site

Jun 16, 2021
A semi tractor-trailer was laying on its side Tuesday, June 8, in the construction site next to Highway 61 where the new multi-use trail from Central Point Road to Hok-Si-La is being built. Details about the incident are few. The Lake City Police Department reported that it didn’t receive a call...

Any day now, weather permitting

Oct 28, 2020
“(W)ithin a few days, weather permitting.” That was the estimate Tuesday for how long it would be before traffic was once again allowed to travel on Lakeshore Drive between Lyon Avenue and Grant Street. It’s the third and final stretch of a rebuild project that extended from the pier concourse...

MnDOT: Hwy. 61 paving done, overall project 95 percent complete

Oct 21, 2020
Roadway paving is now complete on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, according to an Oct. 20 project update email from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Also completed recently were the bike trail, concrete sidewalk, and irrigation system along Section 3 of the project, which...

Luncheon held to thank road crew

Oct 14, 2020
Several business and property owners along Section 3 of the Highway 61 reconstruction project provided lunch to the crews working on the highway Friday, Oct. 9. About 30 construction workers attended, according to Tom Rasmussen, one of the organizers. “The overall response was great and I believe...

MnDOT proposes end to weekly highway meetings

Sep 23, 2020
Citing less frequent changes to report on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Public Engagement Coordinator Cindy Morgan said MnDOT was proposing to make Sept. 29 the last of the weekly 8 a.m. Tuesday public project update meetings. Instead, she...

People asked to stay off new grass

Sep 16, 2020
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Public Engagement Coordinator Cindy Morgan relayed a message from contractor Rochester Sand and Gravel at the Sept. 15 Highway 61 construction update meeting: Keep off the grass. Newly-seeded grass is growing in many areas along the project, and they...

Highway project nearly two-thirds complete

Sep 2, 2020
It was a short update meeting for the Highway 61 reconstruction project Tuesday, Sept. 1. Rochester Sand and Gravel Public Information Officer Dick Swenke announced that the project was 65 percent complete overall and that the third and final section of the project was 35 percent complete. In the...

Project hits milestone as Section 2 reopens

Aug 19, 2020
The third layer of bituminous paving went down Tuesday. On Wednesday temporary lines were to be painted and then, probably by early or mid-afternoon, several blocks of Highway 61 were expected to reopen in downtown Lake City. It hadn’t happened yet as of this writing, but if it goes as planned, it...

Downtown work in its final stages

Aug 12, 2020
The publicly available estimate for when Section 2 of the Highway 61 reconstruction project will reopen to traffic got more specific at Tuesday’s project update meeting. Traffic is expected to return to the stretch of Lakeshore Drive between Elm Street and Lyon Avenue around Aug. 17 or 18,...

Highway about half way complete

Aug 5, 2020
Half way, or thereabouts. That’s the completion status of the Highway 61 reconstruction project in Lake City, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s weekly project update email. At Tuesday’s weekly construction update meeting, Cindy Morgan, the public engagement coordinator for...

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