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Last updated: 7-18-2019
Road Maintenance Updates: Please keep in mind, weather is a factor in road maintenance work and delays in the schedule may occur. Watch for flaggers and please slow down. Crews are working Monday through Saturday.
Sand sealing will occur on county highways #61 near Henning, #118 N. of Elizabeth, #28 N. Erhard and on #47 S of Co. Hwy 12 to the county border. Weather delays can slow the work. Please slow down and watch for flaggers. Ditch mowing is complete for this round of mowing. Please call the highway department to report any wind fallen trees in the County Highway right of way.
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Road Construction Updates: Please keep in mind, weather is a factor in road maintenance work and delays in the schedule may occur. Watch for flaggers and please slow down.
CSAH 1 – The road is closed. Unless you live on this road DO NOT drive on the road bed. Please use the detour. The surface is currently not drivable. Use the detour on CSAH 18 to CSAH 35 and back to CSAH 1. The “muck”or organic unstable material under the former pavement is being removed and replaced with sand. The sand base provides a hard layer for the new road. This is important where roads intersect with nearby wetland areas. The new road will have widened shoulders from 2 feet to 8 feet and hills will be cut down and sight lines improved. The road will have one layer of paving this year and the final layer next summer. Expect the detour through October 2019. There will be a drivable base for residents only. Highway safety is a priority in Otter Tail County and always is considered when planning and improving roads. Updates will be provided throughout the project.
Battle Lake– Lake Shore Drive (1st phase) and Hwy. #89 will receive improvements with new water lines, new road surface and new sidewalk/10′ wide smooth bike path beginning June and running through October. A well traveled bike route will be under construction most of the summer. At times alternative routes or locations will need to be used in order to:
- Use bike trials to and from Glendalough State Park
- Bike to the beach or use Lions Park
- Launch boats at the public access
Please continue to use the bike trails within Battle Lake and at Glendalough State Park. The construction will disrupt the connection of the trail between downtown Battle Lake and Glendalough. We will keep the public updated to closures, rerouting and progress. Thank you for your patience. Please slow down and watch for flaggers during construction.
CSAH 27 – Project completed Friday, June 29. Thank you for your patience during road construction. *Some turf replacement is ongoing due to recent washouts. Watch for crews.
CSAH 35 – Project completed Friday, June 14. Thank you for your patience during road construction.