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Road rehabs to start mid-June

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Streets in two residential neighborhoods and one commercial area will be getting makeovers later this month as part of the city of Woodbury's 2009 road rehabilitation project.

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The Sandlewood Road area near Woodbury Elementary, Alderwood Drive (east of century Avenue and Upper Afton Road) and Queens Drive near Target will all get street upgrades beginning in mid-June.

The total cost of the road rehabilitation project is about $1.2 million with about half of the funding being generated from assessments, said Woodbury deputy public works director Klayton Eckles.

The Woodbury City Council voted to approve the project and assessments, which means affected residents with any concerns have 30 days to respond to the assessments the city has provided them, Eckles said.

The city has held a series of public meetings for residents in the affected areas and has sent notices to the neighborhoods and the residents who will be affected by the assessments for the project.

The areas chosen to be rehabilitated are some of Woodbury's older streets and have not seen significant upgrades for at least 15 years.

Eckles said the city will be continuing to contact affected residents to make them aware of the project schedule and any potential detours.

The city awarded the contract for the project to Tower Asphalt Inc.

In February, the Woodbury City Council voted to approve a the project which, at the time, included improvements along Valley Creek Road from Settlers Ridge Parkway to Manning Avenue.

That project, however, was taken out of the 2009 Road Rehabilitation Project this spring when the city learned that it is likely to receive federal stimulus funds for the Valley Creek Road improvements, and as such will be re-bid and presented as a stand-alone project likely for 2010.

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