FOLEY -- It will be another month before Highway 23 between Foley and Milaca reopens. The 13 1/2 mile project is forcing drivers to detour around the work zone.

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Crews are repaving 12 1/2 miles of roadway from east of 13th Avenue in Foley to the Rum River Bridge in Milaca.

There is also a full reconstruction on one mile of Highway 23 in Foley from Broadway Avenue to the east of 13th Avenue with new storm sewer, curb and gutter, and a roundabout at 8th Avenue/Penn Street. A multi-use trail is being built on the north side of Highway 23 with a sidewalk built on the south side.

The $18.2-million project includes some intersection realignments, turn lanes, street lighting, new culverts and pipes, upgraded guardrails and safety improvements at a handful of intersections in Ronneby, Oak Park, Foreston and west of Milaca.

The project will wrap up in mid-November.


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