Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 38 in Otsego, from Odean Avenue to Minnesota Highway 101, is scheduled to resume (today) Monday, April 8, 2019. County Highway38 will be closed to thru traffic from just east of O’Dean Avenue to Quaday Avenue.
The prime contractor on this project is Fehn Companies, Albertville.
The posted detour route will utilize Quam Avenue, CSAH 39, and O’Dean Avenue. The roadway will be open to local traffic but depending on construction activities, access may not always be open from each direction. The contractor should be coordinating and communicating with residents, schools and the City. County staff will aid in those efforts. Construction operations during the 2019 season will include work such as the installation of storm sewer, curb and gutter, turn lanes, shoulders, stormwater retention ponds and correction of poor subgrades. It is planned for a September 2019 completion date.
Part of the work will include the installation of a traffic signal at Quaday Avenue Northeast.
Many privately-owned utility changes will be taking place throughout the project. Buried cables along with overhead lines must be relocated within the new highway right-of-way limits. This work will be performed by the individual private utility companies or crews they hire directly.
The Wright County Highway Department greatly appreciates drivers’ patience during construction on this important improvement project. Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to the Wright County Highway Department at 763-682-7383 or toll-free at 800-362-3667 (ask for the Highway Department). Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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