Highway 25, Seventh Street intersection project open house Wednesday, March 22

The city will host an open house for citizens to learn more about the Highway 25 and Seventh Street Intersection Improvement Project in Monticello from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Monticello Community Center.

Improvements include the addition of a right turn lane on westbound Seventh Street at Highway 25 and addition of a right turn lane on northbound and southbound Highway 25 at Seventh Street.

Signal improvements, including adding flashing yellow arrows for left turns, and streetscape improvements are also included in the project. This stage of the project is currently being designed and construction plans are being prepared.

More information will be provided at a public open house prior to construction. According to the city, there will be no lane closures from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to Thursday during project construction and no lane closures between 5:30 a.m. and midnight on Fridays.

Seventh Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the day and may be closed at night between Highway 25 and Cedar Street. Access to businesses will be available at all times.

The proposed construction timeline is April through July, with exact project dates subject to change. Stage 1 construction staging includes installation of a temporary traffic signal at Highway 25 and Seventh Street prior to the start of construction.

Stage 2 work and the anticipated sequence of construction from May through mid July includes work on Seventh Street east of Highway 25, installation of the retaining wall along Highway 25 next to Hillside Cemetery, construction of the Highway 25 right turn lanes and landscaping.