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April 18, 2021

3/26/2021 11:22:00 AM
City, state projects to impact Wyoming traffic this summer

The bid for utility improvements in the area of East Viking Boulevard, from near the freeway at Fallbrook, easterly to Fenwick Avenue, was awarded by the city council last week.  The bid was $1,224,780 from Kuechle Underground Inc. of Kimball, MN.  

The city has maps and details about the project including a detour video on the city website.

The detour that people will be using to get from one end of Forest Blvd. to the other involves getting off at 270th if you are southbound into Wyoming, going east to Fenwick, south on Fenwick to Wyoming Trail and coming back to Forest Boulevard (old 61).

Those using East Viking Boulevard into the areas east of the freeway;  will turn south at Fallbrook, go to 264th, cross onto old 61, go north to Wyoming Trail and take Fenwick back to East Viking Boulevard.

The utility project is expected to impact the intersection area of Old Highway 61 (Forest Blvd) and East Viking all summer long.
The work will move in phases, with the Fallbrook to old Highway 61 boulevard section scheduled first come spring.
The council also awarded a Faxton Avenue overlay to Interstate Companies, of Forest Lake for $11,315, out of the city Road Repair Fund.  This will be done under traffic.

And, the state is also working on old Highway 61 on a 3.7 mile stretch, heading northward from Highway 8 as well.  The state is putting in turn lanes, new lighting and resurfacing.

The city council approved replacing a generator for a lift station near St Paul’s Lutheran Church which suffered a cracked cylinder head. The city’s insurance assistance will help reduce the price tag to $23,900.

Well use restriction
The annual memo of understanding between the MN Health Department and Wyoming was approved.

The agreement sets restrictions on well use due to radium 226 and 228 concentration in city water supplies.  Wyoming rotates pumping of its three wells to use flow rated averaging to comply with radium levels under National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

Well number three gets used no more than six out of 12 months, or a maximum of 53 percent of the city’s water supply in a year.  The city can not exceed 68 million gallons out of well three.

Look around your lot
Public Safety Director and Chief of Police Paul Hoppe outlined the spring nuisance property clean-up effort.  

There are five sectors in Wyoming, with each one assigned to one officer.  Police are identifying parcels with junk vehicles and otherwise in violation of outdoor storage code, now that snow is melting and the terrain is visible.  

Letters will be sent to offending property owners.  

If after 30 days or by early May— the property owners are making progress and cooperating— there can be an extra 30 days authorized to comply.

Citations go to those who do not clean up.  After 30 days a new citation will be issued, and so on.

A working session is set for council to meet with Wold Architect representatives who have been working on long range facility needs.  (Story in Press Jan. 21, 2021) Council meets April 9.

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