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Cass County: Highway 7 still closed into Longville

Cass County State Aid Highway 7 (CSAH) remains closed to through traffic into Longville at least through the end of October. CSAH 7 is expected to reopen at the latest right before deer hunting season in November. This means anyone wanting to ent...

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Cass County State Aid Highway 7 (CSAH) remains closed to through traffic into Longville at least through the end of October.

CSAH 7 is expected to reopen at the latest right before deer hunting season in November. This means anyone wanting to enter Longville from the south or east must use alternate routes.

The Cass County Board approved the closure earlier this month. The Longville City Council then held a special meeting to approve the closure.

County Engineer David Enblom described the closure as necessary to complete sewer and water service replacement, so the road can reopen for full traffic use before winter. It has taken longer to dewater wet clay soils in the trenches for utility lines than expected, he said.

For people coming from Emily and Outing, there is a primary detour going north on Highway 6 to Highway 200, then west to Highway 84 before going back south into Longville. People driving from the Remer area should stay on Highway 200 to Highway 84.

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Anyone who normally uses CSAH 7 to reach Longville can also go north to Highway 200 via County Road 129. This includes people traveling from Thunder Lake and Trelipe townships or Lake Inguadona areas.

Anyone planning to enter Longville from the Little Boy Lake or Wabedo Lake areas in Wabedo Township needs to drive south on CSAH 54 to CSAH 47, then go west on CSAH 47 to Highway 84 before going north into Longville.

Enblom said arrangements were made for fire and ambulance vehicles to cross a private property to get a more direct detour around the construction area for emergency response travel.

Arrangement also were made for construction workers to keep open a narrow path through the construction site on a planned daily schedule to permit school buses to run through the construction project, Enblom said.

Anyone having additional questions can contact the Cass County Highway Department at 218-547-7368.

Related Topics: CASS COUNTY BOARD
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