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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Active Elk River Update - Utility Work Begins August 12

Lions Park Construction BeginsOn Monday, August 12, crews will begin utility installation starting at Lion John Weicht Park, traveling under School Street and connecting to the new Multipurpose Facility as part of the Active Elk River project. Underground utility work will take place in three phases (see map) outlined below:

  • Monday, August 12 - Lions Park Drive will close for one week. Alternate access to nearby apartments and businesses will be provided. The northern portion of Lion John Weicht Park will close until fall 2020.
  • Friday, August 16 – Utility work under School St. will begin. Expect coordinated lane reductions as crews move north across School St.
  • Friday, August 23 – Crews will move from School St. to the Elk River High School parking lot in order to make the final connection to the new Multipurpose Facility.

Crews hope to have all this utility installation complete by (or before) Friday, August 30 weather depending. For everything Active Elk River, including construction updates, photos, renderings and more visit

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