The Wright County Highway Department will begin work to create a new, three-way stop intersection at the junction of Wright County Highways 39 and 19 in Otsego, or north of Albertville.
Work is set to begin on Tuesday, October 17, at the intersection, which sees thousands of cars on a daily basis.
The Wright County Highway Department will be converting the intersection to an All-Way Stop control intersection. Currently Wright County Highway 19 has a stop sign at this intersection, while County Highway 39 does not stop (east/west). Work to create the all-way stop will be completed in phases, over the next couple of weeks and include a thin lift of pavement, new stop signs (with L.E.D. lighting), and new pavement markings, according to the Wright County Highway Department.
The County Highway Department continued:
The thin lift overlay of new pavement work will begin on Tuesday, October 17, and traffic along Highway 39 should expect minor delays, as travel will be restricted to one lane while this work is completed. It is anticipated that the new pavement will be completed in one day.
The new stop signs on Highway 39 will be installed as soon as the L.E.D. signs come are received by the highway department and can be installed (likely within two weeks). New pavement markings will be completed in conjunction with the installation of the L.E.D. stop signs (that will be solar powered).
Work will be completed under traffic, but there will be traffic control in the way of a flagging operation in place, so expect delays when driving through this area. Please drive safely and carefully through the work zone.
The Wright County Highway Department greatly appreciates your patience during the conversion of this intersection to an All-Way stop condition. Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to the proper individuals by calling the Wright County Highway Department @ 763-682-7383 or toll free @ 800-362-3667 (ask for the Highway Department). Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.