Safer Twin Lakes Road on its way

2 May 2018

Roundabouts will be installed at curve and straightaway in about 2 years to slow traffic, prevent head-on crashes that often claim lives

Sherburne County has learned it will receive $1.68 million to construct two roundabouts on Twin Lakes Road in Elk River, including that one that will replace the curve in front of Twin Lakes Elementary School.

The other will be built at Twin Lakes Road and County Road 33 or Viking Boulevard. The funding will come to the county in 2022, but officials hope to break ground in the spring of 2020 by covering the cost up front and getting reimbursed when the federal funds flow to Minnesota. The first step will be to acquire rights of way for the project.

Andrew Witter, the public works director for Sherburne County, applied for the Local Surface Transportation Program funding and waded through the competitive process of the Central Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership.

Nine applications were submitted, and two were awarded — Sherburne County’s one for County Road 13 and another project in Wright County.

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