by Cody Warren, staff writer
19 MONTHS AND $26 MILLION DOLLARS LATER…
Broadway, one of the main roads in Forest Lake has undergone extensive construction since Spring of 2011. A year and a half later, things are finally starting to wrap up.
The total cost of the Broadway Project is nearly $26 million, according to City Administrator Aaron Parrish. The county and federal government payed for most of the project; however, Forest Lake contributed $5.5 million. The City’s share covers a portion of the construction, burying the overhead power lines, and installing or relocating water and sewer utilities.
Other projects that have happened in conjunction with the Broadway project include the installation of a roundabout at Broadway and Lake Street, two pedestrian bridges over the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail, and the construction of the 11th Avenue/County 83 Bridge over 11th Avenue.