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Continued: Busy overpass will close near site of new bridge in Oak Park Heights

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  • Last update: July 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM

“This is our first center in Washington County, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer our services to the east metro community,” said Lyth Hartz, company president.

Midwest Special Services has six locations in the Twin Cities metro area, serving more than 600 adults who are living with significant disabilities.

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County Board honors public works director

David Jessup, Woodbury engineering and public works director, was recognized by the Washington County Board on his retirement after 28 years working for the city of Woodbury.

Jessup led Woodbury in delivering infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate growth in Washington County’s largest city. He has been involved in several county-related projects, including construction of Radio Drive, Woodbury Drive, Valley Creek Road and Century Avenue, new interchanges at Lake Road and Tamarack Road, and reconstruction of the Valley Creek interchange.


Design work begins on road rerouting

Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) will do design work on a new alignment for County Road 21 (Stagecoach Trail) and County Road 28 (56th Street/Pickett Avenue) in Bayport and Oak Park Heights.

The Washington County Board approved the $223,000 contract amendment with the firm June 18.

SEH did preliminary design and environmental services for the project in the past, so a contract was in place.

The project was planned for construction in 1998 in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new St. Croix River bridge. The county project was delayed because of the delay to the river crossing project.

In 2012, the bridge project began to move forward, and Washington County restarted design work on its project.

Kevin Giles

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