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Posted on: May 16, 2019

UPDATE - Washington Avenue Road Construction Project

Update - Pavement between 14th Street and 26th Street has been removed and the contractor is working on underground utilities in this area, as well as curb and gutter and concrete flat work. Most of the underground utility, curb and gutter and concrete flat work is done between TH 33 and 14th Street.

This is a reminder that the roadway is closed to through traffic. If you don’t live on Washington Avenue or you aren’t going to a business on Washington Avenue, please use the detour. Increased traffic means increased risk of accident or injury to you and/or construction workers and equipment. Also, all traffic control is still enforceable. A STOP sign still means come to a complete STOP.

Your cooperation and patience during construction is appreciated.


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Questions or Comments?

Feel free to contact our office at 218-384-9150 or by email at ConstructionProjects@co.carlton.mn.us


Traffic: Through traffic is to use the detour. Local traffic should use side streets to get as close to the property or business you want to reach and use Washington Avenue as little as possible. The more traffic the contractor has to deal with, the longer the work will take and the more risk there will be to drivers, construction workers and agency staff performing survey and inspection work.

Access to Property: Home owners will have access to their property throughout the project. There may be times where traffic is delayed or diverted due to construction of sanitary sewer, water main or storm sewer crossings. The roadway will be open by the end of each day. There will also be a 3 to 5 day period of limited access when concrete for driveways and sidewalks is poured and the concrete needs to cure. Home owners may have to park on the street or around the corner during this time.

Access to Businesses: Traffic will be able to access businesses in the corridor. The roadway will remain open for access with similar limitations for construction operations crossing the roadway for water, sanitary sewer or storm sewer work and the construction of concrete driveways and sidewalk. If a business has two accesses, construction will occur on one access at a time to allow the other access to be available.

Access to Churches: Traffic will be able to access churches in the corridor. The roadway will remain open for access with similar limitations for construction operations crossing the roadway for water, sanitary sewer or storm sewer work and the construction of concrete driveways and sidewalk. If a church has two accesses, construction will occur on one access at a time to allow the other access to be available. We will work with the contractor to have the driveways and sidewalk areas completed during the week so full access is available during weekends.

Access to Schools: Traffic will be able to access the Middle School campus in the corridor. Work between 14th Street and 22nd Street is to take place after school is out for the summer and be completed before school starts in the fall. The roadway will remain open for access for summer school activities with similar limitations for construction operations crossing the roadway for sanitary and storm sewer work and the construction of concrete sidewalk.


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