Construction on Wright County Highway 37 continues this summer, and both law enforcement and construction project officials are prepared to take extra time to patrol cars coming in and out of the construction area this month.
The road has been open, despite the complete destruction of the former County 37 and 70th Street intersection, to local traffic. Now, however, Otsego city officials and county staff are cutting that back, meaning only those living around the construction area will be able to use the road.
Brett Larson, project engineer with Hakason Anderson, released this statement Friday, July 10:
“With the continued work along CSAH 37 conflicts between cars and construction equipment is becoming more hazardous. We again would like to ask everyone except those on CSAH 37 to drive back to the west, along 70th Street towards McAllister Avenue while construction moves forward. We are working on developing an identification system so that the contractor and sheriff’s department can easily identify those that are allowed in the construction zone. This will probably be a sicker or flyer or something that can be placed in your front window or on your dashboard. One of our inspectors will try and stop by each house along the job and distribute these ‘passes’ next week.”