The road is currently projected to be open to traffic ahead of schedule, sometime the week of Sept. 10 to 16, weather permitting.

Update from Dan Swanson, Project Engineer, MnDOT, Aug. 21

Last week had the most rain days of any on the project, but crews were able to trudge through. This week (Aug. 21 to 26) should see the connecting of the two concrete sections of through lanes on the project, as the mile long asphalt portion (by Cobden) is projected to be paved. All that will remain is paving some entrances and driveways, shouldering, rumble strips and permanent striping before the entire stretch of road will be safe to drive.

The road is currently projected to be open to traffic ahead of schedule, sometime the week of Sept. 10 to 16, weather permitting.

Work projected week of Aug. 21 to 26:

•Start aggregate shouldering

•Finish edge drain tile

•Pave mainline bituminous section (by Cobden)

•Mill rumble strips

•Temporary striping

Next work projected after Aug. 26:

•Pave bituminous entrances/driveways

•Finish aggregate shouldering.