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Traffic moves along on the south side of Cottage Grove Road as crews continue their efforts to reconstruct the roadway from Crawford Drive to Sandpiper Trail. Sidewalk concrete work will begin Monday, and the contractor will mill the top portion of the asphalt on the westbound lanes.

Crews working for Payne & Dolan in Fitchburg continue the process of repaving Cottage Grove Road in Cottage Grove.

In addition to repaving Cottage Grove Road from Crawford Drive to Sandpiper Trail, the reconstruction project includes ADA upgrades along with sidewalks at intersections, as well as upgrades for bike path connections.

As of Wednesday, the concrete subcontractor has completed curb and gutter work on the westbound traffic lanes, said JJ Larson, director of public work in Cottage Grove.

Today, the excavating contractor will remove material for prepping the sidewalk and curb ramp replacements. 

Sidewalk concrete work will begin Monday.

Also on Monday, the contractor will mill the top portion of the asphalt on the westbound lanes.

On Tuesday, pulverizing of the remaining material will begin in preparation for grading.

Larson said public works crews Monday will position sign boards at the project limits to display a message indicating that all businesses are open during construction.

The project is expected to be completed before school begins in September.

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