June 10, 2018 07:03 PM
Construction on a popular Stillwater highway is going to shut down traffic in both directions for at least three weeks.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Highway 95, between Highway 36 to Nelson Street, will be closed, starting June 11.
Construction crews will be installing new drainage structures beneath Highway 95. Officials said the project will help improve storm water runoff.
Paul Berduesco lives nearby. He said he's all for the traffic delay if that means less water on the roads during heavy downpours.
"I hear it's needed. When I come down after a rainfall, there is a lot of build up of water and people can hydroplane. So, that's been dangerous," Berduesco said.
Crews will also work on the nearby Upper Loop Trail, meant for biking and walking.
"It should be worth it. I'm looking forward to it," Berduesco said.
The popular Oasis Cafe and Saint Croix Boat, along Highway 95, will still be accessible. Drivers will have to use Southbound Highway 95 to reach them.
People heading to Sunnyside Marina, a condominium neighborhood, will need to use Highway 95, just north of highway 36. There will be detour signs posted around the area to help drivers out.
Construction is expected to wrap up in July.
Created: June 10, 2018 07:03 PM
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