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Vine Street closing for construction

Construction on Vine Street from Ninth to Wisconsin streets begins this week in Hudson. The street will be closed to through traffic.

Construction will start on Wednesday, May 8 with a hard closure from Ninth Street up to Wisconsin Street, Public Works Director Mike Mroz told the Hudson Common Council at its meeting on May 6.

The Wisconsin and Vine streets intersection will be kept open until Hudson High School is out for the summer to alleviate some of that traffic. Mroz said the project could not be completed during the summer break, and Vine Street would have to be closed either at the end or beginning of the year.

"It was kind of either or for us and based upon the contractor's schedule we decided to close it down in the spring," Mroz said.

Detour for the closure is up the Seventh Street hill to Wisconsin Street.

"The city is aware of the traffic impacts this closure has on our local roads and have been in constant communication with adjacent property owners, the school district and those living along the detour route," Mroz said in a press release.

The target completion date is before fall classes resume.

Project construction includes pavement and curb removals, storm sewer, curb replacement, sanitary replacement, water main replacement, pedestrian ramps, bituminous replacement and median reconfiguration and restoration, according to the May 3 update.

A hotline has been set up for the project. Residents with questions can call 715-531-2786.

The city's website also has a link to updates on its left menu. Mroz said the project will have weekly updates every Friday.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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