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Published May 19, 2010, 07:30 PM

Million Dollar Water Main Project Will Begin Soon In Crookston

Big repairs are planned this summer to a section of U.S Highway Two that was taken out by a landslide. Part of the work will include relocation of part of Crookston's water main pipes.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The landslide the took a section of U.S Highway Two just east of Crookston will mean a big relocation project for the city's water system.

It will be two years this fall that a section of Highway Two a mile east Crooksto slid toward the Red Lake River.

and after month of planming and land acquisition work will begin.

MNDOT will move the highway 400 feet to the south. The city of Crookston gets its water from wells severalmiles to the east of town. The pipes that carry the water into town run along highway two. At a cost of about a million dollars those pipe will have to moved with the highway. The city has 800,000 dollars in funds left over the last landslide fix up project.

City officials say what is not covered from remaining grant money will come from funds from the water department to pay for the project.

The project is expected to begin in July.