GREENWALD -- A Stearns County road construction project begins Tuesday on County State Aid Highway 31 south of Greenwald.

Highway crews will grind the pavement off in preparation for resurfacing.

The work will take place between Trunk Highway 4 and County Highway 12. Local residents will be allowed to access the roadway on either end of the Sauk River bridge, but the bridge will be closed untiol final guardrail installation is completed.

The bridge closure will force non-local traffic to detour to another bridge crossing.

The project is expected to only last a couple of weeks weather depending.