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5/7/2013 12:26:00 PM
Frontage Road work designed for six sections

By David Richards

The City of Byron's engineering staff has recommended that the Frontage Road renovation be done in six sections.

The $4.29 million project is slated to begin May 29 with a wrap up date of Nov. 15.

City council could award the bid as early as tomorrow (May 8) at its regular meeting, and city administrator Mary Blair-Hoeft said the company who wins could choose to alter the recommendations if needed.

"The contractor could show us that there's a smarter way," she said.

The first section is expected to take about a month and would include the construction of Byron's first roundabout. That section would stretch from Tenth Avenue to the first entrance of McDonalds.

Section two goes from McDonalds just past the east entrance of Subway.

Section three starts there and continues down to the start of Fifth Place NE.

All of this work means potential delays getting in and out of this area through the summer.

"The parts that are going to cause some of the grief are the ones with the most residential," Blair-Hoeft said. "Cutting it into sections cost us more money, but that's why we did it, to eliminate some of the grief."

Section four stretches from Fifth Place (between the Byron Lanes and Dairy Queen) to the entrance of Second Avenue NE.

Section five goes from there to the 3Ds bar.

Section six continues down to Kwik Trip.

While the project will be broken up into sections, Blair-Hoeft said that doesn't mean there won't be delays.

"I think people are just going to have to be patient," she said.

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