Construction is scheduled to begin today (April 29)on the 51st Avenue SW bridge over County Ditch No. 5 in Lemond Township. 5ast Avenue SW will be closed from County Highway 31 to County Highway 7 during the construction which is expected to last about one week.

The steel pipe arch culvert which was built in 1993 is to be replaced by a pair of 10 by 10 foot concrete box culverts.

Other upcoming construction projects in the area include the restoration of the southbound I-35 rest stop near Hope. That is scheduled to begin in a few weeks. Actual start date will be announced later. This will result in the rest stop southbound being closed for a period of time this summer.

Motorists of course are advised to drive with caution and slow down in work zones for their own safety and that of the work crews.

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