Blaine seeks feasibility report on 101st Avenue reconstruction

The Blaine City Council Oct. 18 authorized city staff to prepare a feasibility report for the reconstruction of 101st Avenue from Flanders Street to Naples Street.

101st Avenue is a Municipal State Aid (MSA) street, which means the city can use state gas tax revenue allocated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to partially fund the project.

There are commercial properties along this road which would be assessed half of the costs, while the city of Blaine’s MSA account would cover the other half. The 101st Avenue reconstruction is currently estimated to cost $250,000, according to Public Services Manager Bob Therres.

The city is planning to meet with property owners in the project area and hold a public hearing before the council next February. The city would then finalize plans and seek bids, which could come in May.

This is just one of the road reconstruction projects that the council is contemplating for 2013. Therres said the council would individually act on whether to order a feasibility report for projects.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]