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Navigating the cone maze


August 19, 2019

Amy Wobbema

Road construction through town via HWY 281

Come one and all, we challenge you to a new kind of maze!

In place of corn we have cones. That's right, at least a 100 of those orange and white plastic markers line the U.S. Hwy. 281 frontage, and they'll probably remain there until the end of October.

The detour routes have been in place now for about a week, and it sure has been interesting. As residents and visitors approach Hwy. 281, their decades-old habits of traveling both ways on the frontage roads and accessing businesses from their front parking lots die hard. Now one-way arrows, stop signs and "Road Closed" barriers force them...

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