Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Industrial park pipes nearing finish line

Water main tie-in closes west Hartley road

Eighth Avenue West in Hartley was abuzz with activity this week, but it wasn't because of an influx of traffic.

The road was closed at the Highway 18 intersection so crews could connect water lines from the city's new industrial park to the main. The job marked the last large piece of water line construction, according to Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz.

"It is my hope that the main contract work is done by the end of the month with only electric and gas utilities to be finished in the spring," he said.

In addition to the tie-in, Benz said crews installed electric and communications...