Orchard Lane is being reconstructed between King Avenue East and State Avenue in 2016. This project is expected to begin May 25th with substantial construction starting July 5th and be completed by mid November. The project consists of two travel lanes, a two-way left turn lane, curb, gutter and seven foot sidewalks. The project was bid and awarded to CMG Construction, Inc.
Utility relocation started in March/April and is estimated to be completed in July.
September 26 , 2016 Update:
For the weeks of September 26th – October 7th. On Monday September 26th, Western will be setting a manhole and some storm drain in State Avenue. MDU will be doing work in State Avenue Monday and Tuesday and then CMG is hoping to patch State Avenue on Wednesday. Western will continue with some irrigation work and a few small miscellaneous utility items the rest of the week and into possibly the following week. All underground utility work should be completed by the week of October 3rd. CMG is going to be prepping for paving next week and is hoping to pave at least 1st lift of asphalt from King Ave to Mitchell starting October 3rd. They will try and do a couple long curb runs from Mitchell to Francis and possibly to State Ave. They will also continue moving down the street tying in all the side streets, pouring sidewalk, approaches, and driveways as they get to them. Orchard Lane is currently graveled through Francis so the best route for everyone south of Francis is to access south of there.