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More traffic changes await drivers along Keats Avenue/County Road 19 in the coming weeks. Signs have been added to the side of the road along Keats Avenue and 70th Street indicating access points for local businesses. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Detour ahead: Long closure of 70th Street in Cottage Grove begins soon

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Motorists accustomed to traveling 70th Street near Keats Avenue in Cottage Grove should start looking for an alternative route.

A major construction project at that intersection soon will force the closure of a stretch of 70th (County Road 22) as it approaches Keats (County Road 19) from the west. Unlike a recent two-week closure of 70th east of Keats, the upcoming closure is expected to last up to 90 days.


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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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