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Two road projects set for Highway 3

In celebration of the season, The Humboldt Independent wishes our readers the sentiments expressed on this sign from Merlin Fort’s Hillside Spectacular. This is Merlin’s 29th year of the display. He starts in the fall to get all the lights and objects ready by Thanksgiving. Humboldt Independent photo.

Travelers on Highway 3 as well as local traffic in Humboldt, Wright and Pocahontas counties should prepare themselves for some delays this summer.
There will be two major highway resurfacing projects on two stretches of the state highway.
In Humboldt, beginning at the intersection with U.S. Highway 169, and continuing east through the city limits, there will be full depth patching of Portland Cement Concrete, with that work ending at Montana Avenue.
From Montana Avenue east to 3rd St. NE in Clarion, there will be complete hot mix asphalt resurfacing of the highway.
The work will include 13 miles in Humboldt County to the Wright County line at the intersection with Highway 17. The work will continue eastward through Goldfield and into the city of Clarion, encompassing 12 miles.
The Humboldt/Wright resurfacing will not be the only Highway 3 project next summer.
There will be full depth patching (in portions) along with a hot mix asphalt resurfacing and shoulder work with some guard rail installation on Highway 3 from just east of Gilmore Street in Gilmore City to the intersection with Iowa Highway 4 in Pocahontas.
That 12-mile project is also expected to be let in April with construction beginning next summer.
For more information on the project, pick up a copy of this week's Humboldt Independent at newsstands throughout the area or click on the subscribe digital link above.