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Brian Hansel | Daily Journal

Construction: According to one source, Central Specialties of Alexandria has a couple of days left on $1.2 million milling and resurfacing project on West Lincoln Avenue but the actual completion date is dependent upon the weather. West-central Minnesota is expecting the arrival of rain and snow this weekend.

Resurfacing work on busy West Lincoln Avenue has run into a “snow bump” furnished by Mother Nature according to city engineer, Brian Yavarow.

“At the current time the contractor has completed as much as they can,” Yavarow said Thursday as a thin, cold rain fell in Fergus Falls.

Rain is expected to turn into snow and a couple days of the white stuff could be in the offing this weekend. How soon Central Specialties of Alexandria can resume work is expected to depend on how much snow comes down.

Yavarow is hoping to see work on the $1.2 million resurfacing job resume by the middle of next week.

The job stretches from Broadway Avenue on the east to Interstate 94 on the west. Traffic at this time is using the outer lanes so travelers can take advantage of turn lanes.

“We realize there are a few minor drop offs at the intersections so just slow down,” Yavarow advised.

The road construction season in Fergus Falls has been a busy one in 2019. The $2.8 million Mount Faith project has proceeded to the point where surfaces are being graded in preparation for paving. Concrete driveways, curbs and gutters have been completed.

Work on the $2.3 million Regional Treatment Center Phase II project being carried out by the Carlton Companies has moved into a new stage. According to Yavarow, all of the buildings slated to be torn down have been razed. Crushing work is underway and metal is being separated from concrete. Masonry work should continue into the winter months with final cleanup and seeding on tap for the spring of 2020.

Plans for even more construction in the city in 2020 is currently underway. The city council is soon expected to get a look at the Downtown Riverfront amphitheater project which will include more work on a river walk.

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