COLD SPRING -- Road construction on Main Street in Cold Spring is off to a successful start despite the recent number of rainy days we've had in central Minnesota.

Crews began working on the project at the end of April. City Engineer Brian Lintgen says work is already starting on the storm sewer pipes.

"Things are going really well up until this point. We're working on the pipe work in the next couple of weeks and then we'll start on the road building, the curb, the sidewalks, everything you see above ground."

In April and May combined the Cold Spring area had just over 7 1/2 inches of rain. Lintgen says although rainfall was heavy it didn't slow crews down.

"We're very lucky with the soils that we have, we haven't been delayed too often."

The project is still on schedule. Lintgen says the goal is to have the west side of Main Street completed in time for the Hometown Pride Festival on July 28.

Highlights of the project include updating utilities, reconstructing the street and replacing sidewalks.

The total cost of the project is estimated at around $1,530,000.

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