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This DOT map outlines the three phases of the Highway 34 project, assuming no government shutdown.
Drivers asked to avoid County 81 as a detour for construction project between Park Rapids, Dorset
June 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 15, 2011
Students, above, were proud of their creations, which they took home to place in yards. (Submitted photo)
Park Rapids fifth graders create bluebird houses
June 15, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 13, 2011
Traffic is backed up east of Park Rapids on Highway 34. Motorists may want to go north on County Road 4, then turn east on County 81 to avoid the backup. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise
Traffic snarled on Highway 34 as milling work begins
June 13, 2011 - 7:58am
June 11, 2011
Construction crews work to complete street grading on Fourth Street in downtown Park Rapids. The construction schedule calls for sidewalks to be poured in the next week and paving to begin soon after. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Park Rapids downtown Phase 2 completion still on schedule despite delays
June 11, 2011 - 1:00pm
Akeley's Paul Bunyan statue overlooks what could be a long summer of road construction. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Akeley water main work closes Highway 34 through town
June 11, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 28, 2011
Main Avenue's decorative features added this week
May 28, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 25, 2011
Construction crews continued with underground utility replacements on Third Street this week. The large equipment used to dig deep makes crews look small as they work. Flowers and banners should be in place for Memorial Day weekend along Main Avenue. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Digging continues on Third Street in downtown Park Rapids
May 25, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 21, 2011
Akeley pledges water main revenues to start work
May 21, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 14, 2011
Grading could begin on Second Street by next week
May 14, 2011 - 1:00pm
The downtown corner inlays will look like this one of Long Lake. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue details to be in place by Memorial Day weekend
May 14, 2011 - 1:00pm
November 3, 2010
Crews worked on some of the final cleaning on Park Rapids' Main Avenue Monday afternoon. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the week with the street open to traffic Friday, Nov. 5. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Final cleaning
November 3, 2010 - 1:00pm
October 23, 2010
Main Avenue could be opened to traffic by Friday, Nov. 5
October 23, 2010 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2010
A rain garden has been installed in southwest Park Rapids to help with storm water retention. The garden is located at Lindquist Park. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Southwest utility project ending
October 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
September 11, 2010
Main Avenue construction continues with installation of pipes from 3rd to 5th Streets. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue construction continues on schedule
September 11, 2010 - 1:00pm
People interested in watching the progress of construction on Main are invited to check out a live feed webcam at The webcam was purchased with a donation from the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue webcam is live
August 11, 2010 - 1:00pm