BROOKINGS – The 22nd Avenue Reconstruction Project between Minnesota Drive and Eastbrook Drive has been progressing, the City of Brookings reported Wednesday.
Construction crews were able to make significant progress with the arrival of the dry weather. The segment between Minnesota Drive and Third Street had all underground work completed, and gravel base course has been installed. This segment is being prepared for curb and gutter and concrete pavement.
Crews have started the asphalt milling phase between Third Street and Eastbrook Drive. Once the upper layer of asphalt is removed, gravel ramps will be installed to residence and business driveways. Crews removed the full depth of asphalt from just south of the intersection at Third Street to approximately the entrance/exit to Larson Park.
Approximately 4 to 6 inches of asphalt will be removed from the Larson Park entrance/exit to the southern limits of the project. It is anticipated that Scooter’s entrance driveway will be open toward the end of this week.
Due to the road construction in front of the Larson Park entrance, the public is asked to access the Larson Park parking lot through the Larson Manufacturing/Weather Star parking lot on the north side of Eastbrook Drive. When driving through the Larson Manufacturing/Weather Star parking lot, the public should drive safely and at appropriate speeds, the City of Brookings press release said.
Public meetings regarding the 22nd Avenue Reconstruction Project are held at 3:30 p.m. every other Thursday the office of Civil Design Inc., 609 Main Ave. S., Brookings. The upcoming meeting dates are:
• June 27
• July 11 and 25
• August 8 and 22
• Sept. 5 and 19
“The public is encouraged to drive safely through the detour areas. The City of Brookings appreciates the public’s patience during the construction project,” the press release said.