Road work is scheduled to begin just west of Ainsworth next week. Underwood Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between the city of Ainsworth and 220th Street, or G36 for regarding and surfacing. Construction work for the three-mile project will begin at G36 and will include regrading the road to restore the cross sections and improving the ditches and drainage.
The road will then be rocked with nine inches of material. Assistant County Engineer Jacob Thorius says the project is part of Washington County’s Comprehensive Road Project.
He adds that weather permitting the work should be completed in about two months. The contractor for the 811 thousand dollar project was awarded to DeLong Construction of Washington and will start on Monday.