Improvement project moves on to next phase

After seeing the results of a supplemental feasibility study on the 2013 Infrastructure Improvement Project, the Waconia City Council moved forward on the project during its regular meeting on Dec. 10. The council directed city engineer Bolton & Menk to complete the final design process on the approximately $1.085 million project.
The project has three main components, the first including street reconstruction on Cedar, Vine and Olive streets between Lake and Main streets.
The second part involves mill and overlay for streets in the Ravenwood and Hilltop developments as well as on Sparrow Road. The third part was to include the reconstruction of the Ravenwood Trail from CSAH 10 to Sparrow Road and the construction of new trails along the west and east sides of Sugarbush Park while also connecting the trail through some woods to Sugarbush Lane.
The supplemental feasibility study was requested in response to citizen and council inquiries on certain aspects of the project.
Changes include the removal of the proposed western trail in Sugarbush Park and the installation of some sort of planting or barrier to define the eastern boundary of Sugarbush Park to help prevent citizens from going onto private property.

To read the rest of the story, see the Dec. 20 Waconia Patriot.