County State Aid Highway (CSAH 18) is planned to be reconstructed during the 2018 construction season. A posted detour will be in place to route traffic around the project limits during construction.
The CSAH 18 (50th Street NE) improvements, approximately one mile in length, from Maciver Ave NE to Naber Ave NE, are being done to address current and long term safety and capacity needs of the corridor, and improve the structural strength of the roadway.The 50th Street NE (Highway 18)project is identified as a Mid-Term (2015-2025) improvement in the Northeast Wright County Sub-Area Transportation Study, dated June, 2004. The project is also included in the Wright County Local Option Sales Tax projects list(approved June 13, 2017) as a short-term project (2018-2022). The project will improve safety and capacity by widening the roadway to provide for left-turning traffic, providing right-turn lanes, and intersection improvements to meet current state aid design standards. This route is identified in the NE Wright County Sub-Area Study as an important arterial route that will provide a continuous east-west connection between highway 19 and highway 22 (Naber Ave.NE).
The project is currently in the preliminary design phase, with recent public input that was gathered at an open house on November 15th being taken into consideration before the project heads into the final design phase. Please click here for a summary of the public input received regarding this project.
Please click on the following link for some information/project schedule presented at the open house on November 15, 2017