Welcome to the City of Lindstrom’s Highway 8 reconstruction project website.
Through the information on our website, we hope to ease your fears concerning the upcoming reconstruction of Highway 8. Even with great information though, we understand that you as well as we ourselves look with trepidation to this major disruption of our downtown corridor. Our intent is to soften the impact as much as possible and even through the construction make Lindstrom’s business community successful.
The Highway 8 project is a complete reconstruction project and will cause two summers of disruption but, after 80 years since the last Highway 8 reconstruction project, it is time to improve safety and replace aging infrastructure. Please stay connected to this site or to our Facebook site for updates. If you have any problems please contact; MnDot’s liaison- Todd Carroll at email@example.com or City contacts- Dan Undem at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Olinger at Jolinger@cityoflindstrom.us
Let’s make the project a success so we can prosper through the construction.
TO OUR BUSINESS OWNERS
As a small business owner, you already know, Positive Cash Flow is the most important thing for any business! Cash keeps the doors open! It’s what pays the bills! Did you also know…The Chisago County HRA-EDA is now a Minnesota Small Business Development Center and has teamed up with Central Lakes College to offer confidential, professional business consulting at no cost to help small business owners identify, understand and overcome the challenges associated with running of a business? We are available to help you before, during and after the Highway 8 construction project and we specialize in cash flow management and financial analysis for small businesses. There is no cost for our services and we are here to help! For more information, please call the Chisago County HRA-EDA Office at (651)674-5664 or check us out online at www.chisagocounty.org
MnDot completed engineering the project in November of 2011. They will let the bid in December of 2011 and begin construction early 2012. Project completion is in late 2013. Some restoration will probably continue into 2014. click here for Staging Layout maps
County 20 closure: Click here for the map for the County 20 shutdown. This is a temporary shutdown which will allow the contractor to complete the new highway roadbed as well as finish the utility work on First Ave. The shutdown is scheduled to take place on June 13th.
County 20 closure: On Wednesday June 13th County Road 20 will be shut down at First Ave to allow for utility work and sub cutting. The detour route will be posted Monday June 11th. Please check back then for details of the closure. This is a temporary closure and the road will reopen once the work is completed.
Phase 1 of the construction project is well underway. Things are starting to take shape in downton Lindstrom. With the removal of on-street parking on First Avenue, many people are asking where they can park. Parking is allowed on any city street and in the municipal lots. A map of where parking is shown below. (click on image for printable pdf of map)
For the latest information on the construction project, please checkout our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/explorelindstrom