By Julie Ann Madden
County Road C-38 is now closed east of its intersection with County Road K-42 North, which runs north to Brunsville, according to Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe.
Called the Fifth Street Merrill Project, Plymouth County officials will be completing four phases of road reconstruction and surfacing over the next few months.
• Phase I: Reconstruction of the intersection where the two paved county roads meet.
• Phase II: Mill and resurface with a 7.5-inch concrete overlay of County Road C-38 from the west project limits of County Road K-42 North proceeding east to the driveway of Midwest PMS (feed mill) and also mill and resurface of County Road K-42 south to the driveway of Plymouth Energy ethanol plant. In addition, shoulder roadway will be finished and traffic lines painted onto roadways’ new surfaces.
• Phase III: Open County Road C-38 and begin reconstruction of Fifth Street, which is also known as County Road K-42, in Merrill. Open County Road K-42 for access to Plymouth Energy to the north.
• Phase IV: Close County Road C-38 and mill and resurface from the driveway of Midwest PMS, proceeding east to the east project limits near Key Avenue. Also, mill and resurface County Road K-42 from Plymouth Energy’s driveway to the Merrill city limits.
Rohe told supervisors that 39 residents and landowners along the construction area have been notified of the road closure, which will last all summer.