BREEZY POINT - A revised concept plan for improvements to Crow Wing County Highway 4 will be presented at an open house from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Breezy Point City Hall.
The informal presentation is 4:30 p.m.
The county is proceeding with improvements to the highway. The project corridor begins at the junction of Highway 18 with Highway 4 on the southwesterly side of Pelican Lake and ends at Lakeshore Drive in Breezy Point. The project is about 3.8 miles. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2009, dependent upon right-of-way acquisition and funding availability.
Improvements address vehicle and pedestrian safety, consistency of design, paving surface and sensitive design issues related to the environment along the highway corridor. Crow Wing County is continuing with the plan development for the Highway 4 corridor based on engineering analysis, cost estimates, local input and public concerns.
The proposed plan includes maintaining the existing alignment, with minor shifts to minimize impacts and a few potential new alignment areas to address issues and concerns raised through the public involvement process and environmental investigation.
Potential new alignment areas - north of Highway 18, Jones Bay and the north side of Little Pelican - are identified for consideration.
Final plan development will begin after the Crow Wing County Board has approved the design features. Maps and displays will be available for review during the open house. Personnel from the county and the consultant will be available Dec. 17 to discuss issues and concerns about Highway 4. Typical sections for the proposed plan will be on display for comments.
For more information, contact Rob Hall, Crow Wing County assistant engineer, at 16589 County Road 142, Brainerd, MN 56401, or by calling 824-1110, or Ron Bray, WSB & Associates, 701 Xenia Ave., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416 or by calling (888) 541-4800 ext. 177.
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