Highway contract goes to Valley Paving
Valley Paving Inc. was awarded the contract for three of the 2013 pavement preservation road projects in Washington County.
The County Board approved the $1.4 million contract June 4. Valley Paving provided the lowest bid of four bids.
The 2013 pavement preservation projects include:
• County Road 13 (Radio Drive). Work includes bituminous reclamation, bituminous paving, signing and striping.
• County Road 19A (Innovation Road) in Cottage Grove. Work includes milling bituminous surface, bituminous overlay and striping.
• County Road 76 from Hwy. 95 (Manning Avenue) to County Road 21 (St. Croix Trail South). Work includes reclamation and bituminous paving.
The annual pavement preservation projects are funded with a combination of property tax levy funds, wheelage tax and state aid funding.
Arcola Mills class studies river life
Families interested in exploring more of what adds life to a river are invited to participate in a program titled “Run River Run: Discoveries Along the River.” It will be held Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the historic Arcola Mills site along the St. Croix River, six miles north of Stillwater.
Arcola Mills sponsors the class in coordination with PowerUp, a communitywide youth health initiative supported by the Lakeview Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners. PowerUp is designed to make the St. Croix River Valley a place where it is easy for youth to eat well and be active.
“Run River Run” features a naturalist who is also an artist and uses inspiration from the St. Croix River to create a book using objects found during this river adventure.
Marine on St. Croix artist Susie Lieber leads the program, exploring streams on the Arcola Mills site for signs of life. Registration is $25 a family.
Arcola Mills, 12905 Arcola Trail N., is east of Hwy. 95. Watch for the National Park Service road sign. To find out more information and register for the class, visit the Arcola Mills website, www.arcolamills.org.
Flood control work begins in Stillwater
The contractor for Stillwater’s long-awaited U.S. Corps of Engineers flood control project has indicated that construction will begin in late June, the city said last week.