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A hiccup for Highway 3 project

Motorists driving down Highway 3 may have noticed the sidewalk in front of the Loch-Blake building being torn up late last week.

Crews took up a portion of sidewalk to access a damaged sewer service line last week on the Northeast corner of the 145th Street and Robert Trail intersection.

While he's not sure how the line was damaged, city engineer and public works director Andy Brotzler said it likely happened when crews were putting up the new stop lights at the intersection as part of the Highway 3 reconstruction project.

The line has been repaired and most of the sidewalk replaced. Brotzler said the property owner, Kurt Hansen, has plans for the area and requested some of it be left alone.

Brotzler said the city has filed an insurance claim with the Minnesota League of Cities to pay for the damage.

The Highway 3 project was a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Rosemount. The project resulted in new pavement along portions of the highway and the new traffic signal at the intersection of 145th Street and Highway 3.

Brotzler said besides some minor punch list items the project is complete.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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