The week after Labor Day residents of Riverside Drive will again see construction crews working on the road improvements.
About 60 residents of Riverside Drive attended an informational meeting Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Social Service building to learn about the construction schedule. Tim Houle of Widseth, Smith and Nolting, an architecture and engineering firm, hosted the meeting.
Houle said they want to keep residents informed about the progress of the project so they know what to expect. Houle said residents will have to accept the mess, noise, dust and the temporary sand and gravel roads that goes with the construction.
"Your driveway will be blocked at times and you will not be able to get in or out of it," he said. "This could last about one to two days."
The residents also will have to remove their mailboxes and newspaper tubes. Houle said they will construct a cluster of mailboxes off the construction path so residents can continue to get their mail. Residents also must remove any sprinkler systems or lighting that is underground in the right-of-way of the road. If the residents cannot remove these items by themselves, the construction crews will remove them, said Houle.
WSN will keep the residents informed about the progress of the improvements through a newsletter. Houle said they will look into having the newsletter available on the county's Web site.
The city hired S.J. Lewis to install the sanitary sewer line and water main along Riverside Drive from Jackson Street to Ashmun Road.
Anderson Brothers was hired to complete the storm water sewer work and to construct the curb and gutters.
This portion of the project is expected to be completed by Sept. 1, 2004.
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