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Word On The Street - Project Update 9.30.20

Some promising news about the Restore M-24 Project...

At our weekly MDOT meeting this morning, Brian Travis (project manager) announced "We are where we were hoping to be at this stage of the project." The sanitary and storm sewer crews have been exceeding their daily scheduled quota, and bought back a little of the time for the project. This doesn't change the projected end date of early December though, and there will still be work to complete next spring.

Yesterday, Brian Travis and Village Manager, Joe Madore walked the east side of the project and pulled together a punch list of items that need to be resolved. Some of these items may be addressed in the spring.

All pavement removals have been completed, and the storm sewer crew is working at the north end of the project while the sanitary crew is currently working in the Downtown area just north of Burdick. Sidewalks have been removed north and south of the Downtown area. Only the curb and decorative brickwork has been removed in front of the north & south Historic quadrants and for now the rest of the sidewalks remain. MDOT is holding off on removing this section of sidewalk until they can ensure they will be able to reinstall it. Weather and road completion is a factor in this determination.

South of the Downtown Historic district all sidewalks have been removed, and a section has already been reinstalled. Curb is complete south of the Village limits from Minnetonka to Drahner, and is currently underway by White House Village. They will continue working their way north installing curb to the project end point by Harriet.

Once curb work is completed, paving will be able to commence! This however means that the W. Burdick intersection will require a 14 day closure similar to when they did the E. Burdick intersection. MDOT is anticipating this closure to begin next week October 7th and running until October 21st. Here is the traffic advisory MDOT posted today regarding the closure.

Any questions you have about the project can be submitted here.

As always, remember to please drive safely, abide traffic rules, keep workers safe, follow posted detour routes and refrain from using neighborhood side streets. Thank you for your continued patience. We are all in this together. #OxfordStrong

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