1/11/2013 2:06:00 PM Upgrades proposed for County Road 4
By David Richards
It's a stretch of road some Byron residents use often.
Just like Highway 14, County Road 4 (Valley High Drive) connects Byron to Rochester and specifically provides access to the north part of town.
From County Road 4 in Rochester, in only a couple of minutes, motorists can reach places such as Costco, Wal-Mart and The Green Mill restaurant.
"It's a route that comes into Rochester and is used by the western part of the county, hence Byron," said Kaye Bieniek, assistant city engineer for Olmsted County public works.
A portion of County Road 4 is scheduled for reconstruction during the summer of 2014, and will include payment removal, grading, culvert/storm sewer installation and concrete surfacing.
The work will take place from approximately 750 feet north of the junction of 31st Ave. in Rochester to approximately 1,400 feet east of County Road 104 (60th avenue). County Road 104 is located just east of Byron.
Public works officials stated that upgrades as well as widening to a four-lane roadway section are being proposed in an effort to improve safety and accommodate current and future development in the area.
An open house meeting will be held tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Destiny Church in Rochester, 3240 40th Ave. NW. The open house will give property owners and interested individuals an opportunity to view maps showing the proposed improvements and to talk to representatives from Olmsted County. A brief presentation will be made at 6.