The Highway 19 construction project that began at the start of April saw significant progress take place over the last few weeks. 

The underground work wrapped up and the new sidewalks, curbs and ramps at intersections were put in and are almost done as well.

Some sections of the project, which took over some of the town’s busiest roadways, are closer to being done than others. 

As of Monday, the stretch of Highway 19 heading toward Cannon Falls High School/Middle School was still partially shut down as work closed down one lane. Workers were directing traffic on a section next to where the work was being done. 

The side of the street the schools are on seemed to be further along than the cemetery side. 

The intersection of Highway 19 and Fourth Street in downtown is still a four-way stop with the right lane by Brewster’s Bar and Grill shut down. 

A new traffic light still needs to be installed and portions of the adjoining streets repaved.

First Street South appears to be the section that is furthest along with no work currently being done on it. However, landscaping and leftover scraps from the demolition still need to be removed.

Traffic cones serve as the center stripe along all sections.

The project is expected to be done at the end of July, weather permitting. 

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