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Commissioners consider new County Highway 13 alignment

BROWN COUNTY – Brown County commissioners will consider a resolution establishing a new County Highway (County State Aid Highway) 13 alignment on Tuesday, June 2.

A new alignment from the County Highway 29/North Highland Avenue intersection to existing County Highway 13 north of New Ulm is in the 10-year construction plan for 2021. Project design work has begun.

The board needs to establish the new alignment as a County State Aid Highway. New mileage for County Highway highways are restricted, according to the request.

The necessary mileage to become a County Highway will come from 0.61 banked County Highway miles in the needs data, old County Highway 13 mileage removed and a mileage correction from the 2019 County Highway grading project.

The new alignment begins at the County Highway 29/North Highland Avenue intersection and goes northeast to Boundary Street. It continues north on a new alignment crossing the KC Road, connecting to existing County Highway 13.

The City of New Ulm needs to approve a concurring resolution with the established designation within city limits.

Commissioners will also consider:

• A COVID-19 update from Brown County Public Health and Emergency Management.The healthcare system needs to look at and implement surge capacity, especially for ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds. There are still congregate living and production facility challenges.

Increased case spread and hospitalization challenges are anticipated. This brings the challenge of continue to achieve community mitigation strategies the public is asked to follow.

The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Brown County Law Enforcement Center Training Room. A County Board of Review and Equalization meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15. Both meetings are available for Webex access. Contact Brown County Administration at 507-233-6600.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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