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Monte plans $2 million in street, utility projects

MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo is looking at an estimated $2 million in street and utility projects in the coming year. City Council members authorized engineering for the projects at their meeting on Tuesday, according to City Manager Steve Jones. Pla...

MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo is looking at an estimated $2 million in street and utility projects in the coming year.

City Council members authorized engineering for the projects at their meeting on Tuesday, according to City Manager Steve Jones. Plans to annex a residential area and work related to the planned improvement to Minnesota Highway 7 in Montevideo by the Minnesota Department of Transportation are major projects for the coming year.

It will cost an estimated $750,000 to extend sewer and water services to the County Road 41 area west of the airport. The city will be annexing a residential area there. The homes are now relying on septic systems and wells.

The city is also planning an estimated $53,000 storm sewer extension for the area.

The city is also seeking to determine its costs for work and projects it wants to undertake when Highway 7 is upgraded. Currently the city is estimating its costs at $474,000.

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The city also plans these street improvements in the coming year:

* Sherman Avenue from Third Street to Seventh Street.

* Seventh Street from Eureka Avenue to Park Avenue.

* William Avenue from Ninth Street to 12th Street.

* An alleyway between Sixth Street and Seventh Street.

Mn/DOT will award the Highway 7 project in Montevideo on Feb. 22. It has an estimated cost of $5.8 million and calls for a complete re-build of the road from a point .2 mile southwest of the Benson Road intersection to a point .2 mile east of Chippewa County Road 15, a distance of one mile.

Along with rebuilding the road, the project calls for adding frontage road along the south side of the highway and reducing the access points. The city will be undertaking water and sanitary sewer work and construction on a portion of 24th Street in conjunction with the highway work. Chippewa County is also planning work on County Road 15 as part of the project.

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