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There go the potholes

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There is nothing quite like the smell of hot asphalt in the morning. That’s what there was Monday morning in Rainy River as truckloads of asphalt rolled into town and the Pioneer Paving crew fired up their paving train and rollers. Imagine fresh smooth pavement and voila the potholes are gone.

The past decade has seen the Town of Rainy River undertake major investments in its sewer and water infrastructure along with the roads and streets. Over the past two years Atwood Ave, 5th St, 6th St, two cross streets and the medical Centre Clinic parking lot are the culmination of current projects to receive their final coat of asphalt. In past years 1st St and 4th St- the main business St, as well as West River St have undergone complete rebuilds along with flood control improvements

This leaves two downtown streets, 2nd and 3rd to be redone as well as waterlines on Little St, north of the tracks, River St east and Tower Rd to be upgraded says Mayor Debbie Ewald. Approval for funding for each will be sought over the next years, the mayor added.

Along with the completion in late 2020 of the new international Bridge joining Baudette and Rainy River this border community will welcome visitors with a smooth ride just as soon as this Covid-19 pandemic allows. Hoping to see you this fall at the Rainy River Walleye Tournament and the Giant Pumpkin Festival.

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