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News and Announcements

2018 Cypress Drive Improvements

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.

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Potholes

While City staff works hard to maintain our public streets, potholes push their way to the surface of our streets from time to time. Often potholes are caused by the spring “freeze/thaw cycle” when water seeps into the cracks in the driving surfaces and expand to damage the pavement.

Unable to inspect each street on a daily basis, the City encourages Baxter residents to report potholes at 218-454-5115 or publicworks@baxtermn.gov. Please be sure to provide an accurate description of the location (address or nearest intersection) of the pothole and we will add the location to our pothole repair schedule. While the City doesn’t have the authority to repair private streets, such as the northerly portion of Baxter Drive, the City does work with the property owners to properly address potholes found on their streets.

2018 Mill & Overlay and Full Depth Reclamation Improvement

The below map indicates which streets are included in the 2018 mill and overlay and full depth reclamation improvement project.

Project Map

2018 Spring Road Restrictions

Each year during the spring thaw, State, County and local highway authorities impose axle weight restrictions to protect their roadways. This year the City of Baxter is imposing road restrictions starting on Friday, March 16 for all city streets south of T.H. 210 and starting on Monday, March 19 all city streets north of T.H. 210. Please contact the Public Works Department at (218) 454-5115 with any questions or concerns.

 

Skating Rinks and Warming Houses Are Closed

Due to the warm weather, the skating rinks and warming houses have closed for the season.  Thank you for a great season!

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Meeting Calendar

September 2018

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  • City Council Meeting
  • City Council Work Sessions
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  • Utilities Commission
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • 2019 Memorywood Drive Public Informational Meeting
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  • 2019 South Interceptor & North Forestview Area Public Informational Meeting
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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Meeting Calendar

September 24, 2018
  • Parks & Trails Commission @ 4:00 pm

  • Long Range @ 6:00 pm