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Letter to the editor: Lehrke has been instrumental in immediate 70th Street solutions

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opinion Cottage Grove, 55016
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Washington County and Cottage Grove staff, and a special thank you to County Commissioner Autumn Lehrke, for addressing the traffic and lane concerns along 70th Street in Cottage Grove.

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Lehrke has worked with both the city of Cottage Grove and its concerned residents on out-of-the-box solutions regarding improving the safety among increasing traffic concerns.  Improvements include repaving thinned areas of 70th street to allow for increased traffic flow, and re-striping to accommodate a center-left turn lane.

Lehrke has been instrumental in providing immediate solutions to help 70th Street concerns until major improvements can be made. I appreciate the work you are doing and I am delighted to see that steps have been taken to alleviate some of these issues. Thank you.

Lise Alden-Rediske, Cottage Grove

Alden-Rediske lives in the Pine Summit neighborhood near 70th Street and serves on the Cottage Grove Planning Commission.

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