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Homeower Patrick Johnson speaks against a pavement rehabilitation project at the Feb. 20 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. The project includes work on Johnson's 78th Street. The council approved the project. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage Grove moves ahead with road project despite residents' objections

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The Cottage Grove City Council paved the way for a large residential street project despite some residents' hopes for a dead end to the construction plan.


More than 100 homeowners packed the council chambers for a nearly two-hour hearing Wednesday as council members supported a project first proposed more than a decade ago but shelved, and then postponed again last year amid previous citizen complaints.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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