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Cooperative Community Enhancement Project

Safely Connecting Communities

Project Background

While parts of the corridor may have been referred to as “goat trail” in the past, the corridor includes Buschmann Road, Akerson Road, Nelson Road, and Wild Acres Road has become an important connector for residents and commuters in the area. It passes through several communities and, although it has been studied numerous times, there has been no consensus on how, or if, to move forward. This cooperative effort to study the corridor will provide critical, up-to-date information for coalition members to decide the future of the roadway system.

Corridor Importance

The collection of roadways that make up the Cooperative Community Enhancement Project provide an important local and regional connection for all jurisdictions involved including Jenkins Township, Ideal Township, City of Pequot Lakes, and City of Breezy Point. While the area is currently functioning efficiently from a capacity standpoint, a variety of issues have been evident for more than a decade, but no actions have been taken to remedy these concerns. Some of the more apparent issues include the accommodation of high volumes of truck traffic, inconsistent traffic speeds, steep grades, blind approaches, and failing roadway surfaces.

 

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