Heavily Traveled Road East Of Spirit Lake About To Get Major Upgrade

Thu 3-24-2016 IA"], ["140th St. & 255th Ave. Orleans

(Spirit Lake)-- The fact there’s nearly eight inches of snow on the ground and temperatures are well below normal may make it seem like the road construction season is months away. In reality, it’s just a matter of weeks before we’ll be greeted by orange signs and detours.    

A major project locally will consist of paving a highly traveled road on the east side of Spirit Lake. Dickinson County Engineer Dan Eckert tells KUOO news crews will start work, weather-permitting, on County Road M-56, or the High Crossing Road, on April 4th...M56 Paving Project   

Eckert says the project will take several months to complete and that a detour will be in place...B56 Paving Project02    

Cedar Valley Corporation of Cedar Falls is the General Contractor on the project, which has a price tag of just over a million dollars. The cost is being shared equally by Federal Government, Dickinson County, the City of Spirit Lake and the City of Orleans.