SHELDON—The first road construction project of the spring is underway in Sheldon.
The three-block construction project on Oak Street started Friday, April 2. The construction stretches from the 18th Avenue to Washington Avenue and will take place in three stages.
The first stage, which covers two portions, rips up a part of North 18th Avenue from just south of the intersection with Oak Street to Village Northwest Unlimited. The other portion of first stages tears up Oak Street from Washington Avenue to Rainbow Drive/North 15th Avenue.
During construction on North 18th Avenue, a temporary road to the Village will be available. Drivers are asked to enter Oak Street from Wansink Avenue. Then drive east to the parking lot before North 18th Avenue. Enter the parking lot and use the temporary surface road to reach the Village.
The construction on North 18th Avenue, which has a completion date set for June 25, also affects Courtyard 24/7 Fitness & Tanning. People are asked to park in the lot just south of the greenhouses south of the Courtyard.
The second stage of the Oak Street project stretches Wansink Avenue to North 18th Avenue. The third stage stretches from North 15th Avenue to Wansink Avenue.
Hulstein Excavating of Edgerton, MN, will oversee the construction. This construction is part of a $2.5 million investment in old infrastructure that is happening this year.
The construction on Oak Street and North 18th Avenue is the first part of the construction process.
The second part consists of part of Third Avenue from 11th Street south to the railroad tracks.
The third part consists of Pine Street from Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue.
The fourth part consists of a portion of North Fifth Avenue but is an alternate and could be left out.
The final completion date for all of the construction is tentatively set for Nov. 15.