Information on Resurfacing Project in Mora

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 11:54 am

The city of Mora is preparing for a big adjustment this coming July. A resurfacing project is scheduled to start on July 12th and is expected to be completed by September 16th barring any unforeseen problem.

There is also a unique perk for the construction company to get the job done early, for everyday they are early, the company will receive $10,000. So if they finish on September 14th, two days before the deadline, they will receive an extra $20,000. If they finish three days, its $30,000 and so on.

The construction is expected to cause some minor headaches for local businesses because of the way the detours are setup. The contractors on the job say that people will have to take side roads to get to some of the local businesses.

Originally the project was not suppose to start until the year 2012, but state funding came through earlier than expected and that allowed the project to start next month.

Stage 1 will start on July 12th and finish August 27th.
The detour for this stage is setup like this: Highway 65 will be closed to through traffic from Woodland to just north of Mora. Detour via Kanabec County Road 6/East Maple Ave. in Mora to Highway 47 and Highway 27. Motorists may encounter parking restrictions in Mora.

Stage 2 will start August 27th and finish on September 16th.
The detour for this stage is setup like this: Highway 65 will be closed to through traffic from Woodland to Kanabec County Road 3. Detour via Kanabec County Highway 3, Highway 47 and Highway 27.

After everything is all said and done, the project will replace 16 1/2 miles of roadways, add 8 new turn lanes, 3 new bypasses, replace numerous culverts and extend the shoulders of the roads from 2 feet to 6 feet.

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