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Public Hearing On $15 Million Improvement to Seberger Neighborhood

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ST. CLOUD – Residents in St. Cloud’s Seberger Neighborhood may have to deal with a lot of road construction next year.

The St. Cloud city council is holding a public hearing tonight (Monday), during their regular meeting, on a Capitol Improvement Plan for the Seberger Neighborhood.

The proposal calls for all streets in the project area that don’t have curb and gutter, have curbs and gutters added.

The project also calls for 3rd Street North to be widened from 40 feet to 42 feet.  The increase will allow the future conversion of this road to a three-lane configuration.

Bike lanes would be added to both sides of Cooper Avenue from 3rd Street North to 25th Avenue North, with parking being eliminated from that stretch.  Sidewalks would be added along most streets that don’t currently have one.

Twenty-five of the 37 alleys in the project area would be resurfaced.

And sewer, water main, and storm drains would be replaced throughout.

The infrastructure in the neighborhood dates back to the 1920’s and 30’s.

The total cost of the project is estimated at just over $15 million, with just over $5 million being assessed to the property owners, and the city paying nearly $10 million.

If the city council gives their approval, the project would begin next summer, with completion in 2015.

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