SARTELL -- Sartell motorists will have another north/south option for traveling through town by the end of summer.

The city will be extending 4th Avenue South from 2nd Street South to Heritage Drive.  The extension of 4th Avenue South is approximately eight-tenths of a mile in length and will cost approximately $2,600,000. Construction is slated to start in July and be completed by late fall.

Sartell Public Works Director John Koethenbeutel says this year will also include planning for Pinecone Road improvements out to the site of the new high school.  He says the city engineer will be conducting a feasibility study this summer with construction scheduled for 2018.  The city needs to make improvements to Pinecone from 15th Street North to 35th Street North to accommodate increased traffic for the new school opening in 2019.

Other road projects in Sartell are smaller, neighborhood improvements which will have minimal traffic impacts.