The City of Baxter’s long-awaited street project to construct and expand Cypress Drive into four lanes between College Road and Excelsior Road is moving closer to implementation. Bidding is planned for May with construction anticipated to start between the end of June and early July. Construction will be staged over two years with the 2018 construction season focusing on the project area north of Industrial Park Road and the 2019 construction season focusing on the project area south of Industrial Park Road. The new railroad grade crossing at TH 210 will not be opened to traffic until the fall of 2019.

The Cypress Drive Improvement Project includes the construction of roundabouts at the Cypress Drive/College Road and Cypress Drive/Excelsior Road intersections; a new traffic signal at the TH 210/Cypress Drive intersection; decommissioning of the TH 210/Golf Course Drive intersection; and new storm water facilities, municipal utilities, street lighting, bike lanes, and multi-use trails. For more information contact SEH Project Manager Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or