Burlington — As construction continues on the final City of Burlington Phase BU-1D of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP), contractors have scheduled a temporary road closure.
Park Road will be closed starting the first week of May 2022, dependent on the weather conditions, for approximately 6 months. The start of the construction season has been delayed due to spring storms with significant amounts of snow and additional rain but anticipate a start date within the first week of May.
The existing roadway will be removed, and Park Road will be elevated approximately six feet with the paved road running on the top of the levee when complete. The full project will include the demolition of the roadway, constructing the seepage cutoff wall, levee construction and paved road.
There will be road closure signs placed within the construction area, but there will not be an official proposed detour plan put in place.
This phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
For more information about the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, visit www.mouseriverplan.com or Mouse River Plan on Facebook.