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Thursday, July 25, 2024

County Road 7 project begins Monday

A major construction project will close a stretch of County Road 7 in the western portion of Cottonwood County, beginning Monday and running through November.

The closure will allow crews to widen the shoulders, make improvements to the curves near Oaks Lake, replace and repair culverts, treat the road base and put down new pavement.

The closure impacts about an eight-mile stretch of the roadway running from Highway 62 north to County Road 13. The detour for the road will take travelers a couple of miles west, with a Murray County road serving as the temporary north-south roadway.

At a meeting last month, Cottonwood County Commissioners approved the low bid for the project, submitted by Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria, for the amount of $4,870,759.64. County Highway Engineer Nick Klisch said that the bids for the project came in lower than the original estimate.

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