After a delay of one week, Highway 5 motorists from Arlington to Green Isle can expect to be detoured to county roads beginning Today (Monday, August 12).
The delay was due to utilities being repositioned and taking a bit longer than anticipated.
The nearly $5 million dollar pavement replacement project includes replacing the culvert at the south edge of Green Isle and relocating it with a new channel. The utilities are located in the area of the culvert and had to be moved to accommodate construction.
Traffic will be detoured to Sibley County Road 9, McCleod County Roads 1 and 10 and Carver County Road 50. Heavy commercial traffic will be detoured to Sibley County Road 13 and 15 and then connect to the remaining detour to avoid the weight-restricted bridge on County Road 9.
Knife River Corporation – North Central of Sauk Rapids is the contractor on the project that includes seven miles of pavement replacement and a mill and overlay in Green Isle.
The project is expected to be complete in late September.