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Worthington road work planned for multiple locations

Weather permitting and construction proceeding as planned, the work should be completed and traffic restored to normal in about five to seven days.

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WORTHINGTON — Bituminous milling and overlay activities are scheduled to begin as early as Tuesday, the city of Worthington’s engineering department said in a release.

The overlays will begin with 11th Street, from Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue, proceed to 14th Street, from Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue, and end with Milton Avenue from Clary Street to First Avenue.

Eleventh Street and Milton Avenue will be closed to traffic during construction activities.

Fourteenth Street will be closed to through traffic, which will be detoured to First Avenue, Twelfth Street and Fifth Avenue. Access to residents on 14th Street will alternate from the Second Avenue or Fifth Avenue intersections of 14th Street as construction progresses. Intersections with Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue at 14th Street will be closed for about one day during the project.

Streets will be open to local traffic when there is no construction activity — nights, non-working days and weekends. No parking will be allowed when construction work is in progress. Paved areas will be reopened as soon as the new bituminous surface has adequately cooled.

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Weather permitting and construction proceeding as planned, the work should be completed and traffic restored to normal in about five to seven days.

Drivers are encouraged to watch for changing traffic conditions and signing, reduce speed, watch for construction workers and drive carefully in or near construction zones. If possible they should use alternate routes.

A current city construction map is available at www.ci.worthington.mn.us.

A 1999 graduate of Jackson County Central and a 2003 graduate of Augsburg College, Kari Lucin started writing for newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006. During her time as a reporter, she covered beats including education, watershed, county and agriculture, and frequently wrote about health and science. She has also served as an online content coordinator and an engagement specialist at various Forum Communications properties. She was a marketing assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for two years, where she did design work in addition to writing and social media management.

Lucin is currently a community editor with the Globe of Worthington.

Email: klucin@dglobe.com
Phone: (507) 376-7319
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