Morrison County plans for 19 transportation projects in 2022

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4 Mar 2022


Government, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Community, News

As spring approaches, so does road construction season in Morrison County.

The Morrison County Board of Commissioners approved the 2022 Transportation Improvement plan as presented by County Engineer Tony Hennen at a recent meeting. The plan consists of construction on 19 different projects within the county, with lengths of work varying from one-tenth of a mile to almost nine miles.

“We had a lengthy discussion at a public works meeting with Mr. Hennen,” said Board Chair Greg Blaine. “I think we’re all very aware of these projects now and look forward to a good construction year here in Morrison County.”

The project that will impact the longest stretch of roadway will be on Highway 15 from County State Aid Highway 19 west of Upsala to Trunk Highway 28 south of Swanville. It will cover 8.8 miles.

The Highway 15 project will include full pavement reclamation with 2.5-foot paved shoulders.

The northeastern part of the county will also see a large project, with an eight-mile-long piece of roadway slated for work. That stretch will be on Highway 265 from County State Aid Highway 43 just west of Pierz to County State Aid Highway 45 near Freedhem. The project will include a tight pave and overlay.

Other projects residents will likely notice will include 4.7 miles of Highway 234 from 180th Avenue to one mile east of County State Aid Highway 53 along with a 4.6-mile project on Highway 233 from County State Aid Highway 26 to County State Aid Highway 34. Both are located in Bellevue Township just east of Royalton.

The county will also be responsible for almost one mile of the Highway 257/Fourth Street Southeast project in conjunction with the city of Little Falls. The roadwork will extend from the Highway 10 overpass in the south to First Avenue Northeast in Little Falls.

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