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In order to improve safety and traffic flow, the City of Orono will be reconstructing Old Crystal Bay Road between Sixth Avenue North (Country Road 6) to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112 or Old Highway 12) over the summer.
The road will be widened with new water main and storm sewer. Pedestrian crossing routes and turn lanes are also included in the project.
The project will be divided into four phases:
Where can you get up-to-the-minute information?
Because the road improvements include changes to school parking lots, and construction will also be continuing on the Indoor Activities Center, there will be further restrictions on campus.
Pesonen Stadium is currently closed each day until 4 p.m. to allow construction of Orono Spartan Plaza and surfacing of the gravel road. After 4 p.m., access is limited to the gate located near the shot put area. The press box will remain closed all summer.
For access to the stadium, please park in the high school’s north parking lot and walk toward the varsity baseball field (temporary discus location). Walk between the baseball field outfield fence and the orange construction fence. Follow the orange fence to the shot put gate.
Absolutely no vehicles or golf carts are allowed on the gravel road beyond the “road closed” signs.
The south end of Orono High School will be closed for the summer. This includes the gymnasium and locker rooms, fine arts area, Fenholt Auditorium and mezzanine.
The south parking lot is also closed for the summer. It is being used to stage equipment and contractor parking.
We appreciate your patience and support. The inconveniences this summer will result in a safer campus, improved traffic flow and a new facility and plaza of which the community can be proud.