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Two Harbors to invest 1.8 million in infrastructure

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Monday night the Two Harbors city council approved a 1.8 million dollar investment into the city's infrastructure.
The money will be used to repair roads, alleys, and sidewalks in various states of disrepair throughout the city.
According to Two Harbors mayor Chris Swanson this is the largest sum of money ever invested into the city's roads.

The roads that are targeted for repair are in serious need of updating.
Those roads include portions of 9th avenue, 13th street, and 9th street. 
The sidewalks adjacent to the streets will also be repaired, as well as several alleys across the city.

The repair work will range from filling potholes to complete replacement of the road surface and underlying sewer and water lines.
City officials say high levels of community support played a large role in the city's decision to repair the roads.

"And again we've listened, we've had multiple public hearings, we've had people come in and make suggestions, we've made changes, but they love that we're fixing our roads, our sidewalks, and our alleys," said Mayor Swanson.

Money for the project is coming from several sources, including city funds, community assessments, and a property tax increase.
The city is also seeking permission from the state to impose a sales tax to cover some of the costs.

Construction on the roads is set to begin June First and wrap up in October.
The city has already begun discussions on further road improvements in 2019.

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