Hennepin Uses Savings on Major Street Projects

Advanced Asphalt has $800,000 contract

Improvements the village needs are coming to Hennepin, said Mayor Kevin Coleman.

Hennepin Village Board recently voted to accept a bid of $774,587.30 from Advanced Asphalt Co. for road construction. Advanced Asphalt’s main office is in Princeton.

The village is financing the improvement on High Street and Sixth Street through investments made years ago, Coleman said Monday. The work includes widening High Street from Eighth Street to Route 26. A biking/walking path will be added to the road. Coleman said walkers and joggers frequently use Route 26 onto High Street.

New water mains and fire hydrants will be put in on High Street as well.

The village also will be doing construction that will be paid through state motor fuel tax money, including, parts of Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, 11th and Front street.

The project should start within two weeks, but it’s not known how long the project will last right now.

The village will put in some stop signs, one at Morine Drive and 10th Street as well as two stop signs at the 10th Street and Hazel Marie Boyle Drive.

The next meeting is 6 p.m. Aug. 16.

Source: News Tribune