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Highway 64 Bypass Construction Update Regarding Century Avenue

August 15, 2011

For nearly two months those who run or frequently patronize businesses on Century Avenue just west of the road's intersection with Highway 45 have dealt with construction on the road due to the Highway 64 bypass project. That work will soon be coming to an end, but not before one final major headache this week.

According to project manager Jennifer Heth, road crews are scheduled to finalize the gravel grading this Monday. This Tuesday and Wednesday is when asphalt will be paved on.

When this work goes on, they will be closing off that section of the road along with removing the gravel ramps from the various driveways and existing roadways on Century Avenue. Even if the road would stay open, travel to and from businesses and roads would be difficult since there will be a six-inch drop off from the gravel ramp removal and could cause damage to vehicles. The DOT recommends taking an alternative route to get to these destinations.

Once the asphalt is laid the work on this portion of the road will start to wind down and focus will shift farther west on Century Avenue. Road access to that portion of the road has been shut down for over a month as work goes on.

The expected end date of the new Highway 64 bypass will be sometime in November.

by Rusty Mehlberg

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