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Open house set for Gull River crossing project

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The Gull River Crossing Project will create a new roadway, trail, and pedestrian connection between County Road 105 and County Highway 70.

Cass County will host an open house to kick off the Gull River crossing project from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at East Gull Lake City Hall.

Attendees will get a chance to learn more about the project goals, purpose, timeline, design options and more.

The Gull River crossing project will create a new roadway, trail and pedestrian connection between County Road 105 and County Highway 70. This connection is in response to the Corps of Engineers closing the roadway through its property to the west of city hall in 2024.

This project may also include spot safety and drainage improvements to the county line and realigning the connection with Scenic Drive. The project will also review the intersections within the corridor to determine appropriate intersection controls.

During the design process, the project team is looking for community input. All community members are invited to attend and share their thoughts on the proposed connection.

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For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the project website at gullrivercrossing.com .

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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