City gearing up for Second Street project this summer
by Michael Mattison
If all falls into place, this summer downtown Winthrop will be tough to get around but the end result will be a more inviting area as well as much better efficiency from aging infrastructure.
Second Street will be ripped up and the water, sanitary and storm sewers will all be getting major upgrades.
In 2018, it was identified that First Street needed to be redone because the infrastructure under the street was failing. After looking into that project, the Winthrop City Council deemed it far too expensive and looked for other alternatives. City Administrator Michael Looft said that the proposed project of 2018 would have been four times as expensive as the one that will take place this year.
“Our purpose for doing this is that is to make sure that storm water, sewer and water are better for everyone,” Looft said. “We have drainage problems on the west side of Second Street and we have sewer problems in downtown.”
For the entire story, check out the March 29 issue of the Winthrop News.