Rice County road engineer Dennis Luebbe told the council of commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday that the Township of Wells recently received a state grant.
The grant came from the state park road account. Luebbe says, “Improve the intersection of West 175th Street and West 177th Street. Access to the French lake public boat launch. The township received $ 342,000 to improve this road under the auspices of this program. “
Three bids were submitted for the project with the lowest bid from Faribault’s Crane Creek Asphalt for $ 285,447.28.
Luebbe added, “There is no net impact on the county for this project. We will recover our costs and the grant will pay for the construction.
Luebbe told KDHL / POWER 96 that the total causeway to be upgraded is about a mile to the French Lake public access. He hoped they would be completed by the end of October and said they shouldn’t have to close the road for any period during the project.
The Rice County Council of Commissioners held a closed session for several minutes to discuss the County Road 76 right-of-way negotiations.
After the closed session, they announced that they would continue their negotiations.
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Somehow I don’t think there are any roads in Rice County on this list, but we do have a number of scenic roads. Can you name a few?