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Drivers should follow detour signs that reroute traffic on Jamaica Avenue and Military Road (CSAH 20) during next week's roundabout closure. (Graphic courtesy of Washington County)

Keats Avenue, 70th Street roundabout closed April 21-25 for minor construction

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Keats Avenue, 70th Street roundabout closed April 21-25 for minor construction
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Motorists that frequent the new roundabout at Keats Avenue (CSAH 19) and 70th Street (CSAH 22) in Cottage Grove should prepare to find an alternate route for next week.

As part of the road realignment project, crews will close the roundabout at 7 a.m. Monday, April 21 through 3 p.m. Friday, April 25 to work on nearby ditches and trails and perform minor landscaping work.

Businesses will remain open during the closure and local traffic will have access up to the road closure. 

Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution and follow the signed detour, which will reroute vehicles on Jamaica Avenue and Military Road (CSAH 20).

Later next month, additional concrete work will be done on Keats Avenue, including the installation of curb and gutters north and south of the roundabout and pedestrian ramps on trails.

Throughout the construction season, utility work will be conducted in the area and may cause temporary shifts in lanes or shoulder closures.

Final striping for the realignment project will be complete in May.

For more information about the realignment project, visit the Washington County website at

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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