After a week of work on State Street/Highway 22, digging has begun right at the Highway 55 intersection Tuesday, Sept. 10. City public works director Jim Rademacher (second from left) The “road closed” signs have been up for a week, and it has been possible to get around them. Not after Tuesday. The detour for Highway 22 is west of town. Sewer lines will be replaced first, then water lines, and then storm sewers, before the roadway is replaced. This portion of the project should be completed in about two months, and work will continue on the north side of Stearns Avenue in the spring. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.