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Lee Voss, WJON News
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Benton County Engineer: Plan Route Around “3 Up the Hill” Before School Starts

Work continues on Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" project in Sauk Rapids.

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Benton County Road 3
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Street Closures Planned for 3 Up the Hill Project in Sauk Rapids

Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" road construction project is underway and starting tomorrow (Thursday), some side streets in Sauk Rapids will be intermittently closed.

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Benton County Road 3
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3 Up the Hill Project Starts Tomorrow

A long-awaited construction project in Sauk Rapids gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Map of Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" project.  Graphic courtesy of Benton County
Map of Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" project. Graphic courtesy of Benton County
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State Approval is Final Hurdle Before “3 Up the Hill” Project Begins

A road construction project in Sauk Rapids that has been in the planning stages for three years is one, final step away from getting going. Benton County is waiting on final approval from MnDOT and hope to get the project underway on Tuesday, May 31st.

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Benton County Road 3
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“3 Up the Hill” Highlights Benton County Construction Season

Benton County has a big construction project planned for this season that has taken years to get going. The County Road 3/Second Street project in Sauk Rapids, also known as "3 Up the Hill", will begin in late May or early June and will last the entire summer.

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Lee Voss, WJON News
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Benton County Approves 3 Up the Hill Construction for 2016

A major road construction project in Sauk Rapids will move forward in 2016 despite previous concerns about how to pay for it.

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Benton County Road 3
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3 Up the Hill Project in Sauk Rapids Could be Delayed

The wait for state bonding money could delay a Sauk Rapids road construction project yet again. Benton County officials have submitted a bonding request to the Governor's Office for about $1,500,000 to help pay for the "3 Up the Hill" project. But, County Engineer Chris Byrd says they must wait to see if their request is approved in a bonding bill before they can start the work.

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The foundation of a home in Sauk Rapids awaits demolition as part of the "3 Up the Hill" project. Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON.com
The foundation of a home in Sauk Rapids awaits demolition as part of the "3 Up the Hill" project. Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON.com
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Demolition to Begin on Sauk Rapids Homes

Demolition crews will begin tearing down vacant houses Tuesday as part of the "3 Up the Hill" project in Sauk Rapids.

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3 Up the Hill Project
A moving company awaits word to begin moving one of approximately two dozen structures from along Benton County Road 3. Photo by WJON's Joshua Akkerman
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Sauk Rapids Homes to be Moved for “3 Up the Hill” Project

A major road construction project in Sauk Rapids has taken an important step forward. The Benton County Board of Commissioners has approved bids to buy and move homes along Benton County Road 3.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation photo
Minnesota Department of Transportation photo
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Construction 2015: Benton County

Benton County has a handful of construction projects scheduled for 2015. The projects include re-surfacing County Roads 51 and 66 east of Foley, County Road 58 east of Sauk Rapids and North Benton Drive from the Bridge of Hope to Highway 10.

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