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The east end of Madison Avenue will be under construction first from Pine Street to Robert Street. Work was scheduled to begin late May or early June.

The contracts have been signed and now the Village of Grantsburg is just waiting to get a start date for the upcoming construction project on Main Street. Village clerk/treasurer Sheila Meyer said A-1 Excavating has been awarded the contract for the project.

The preliminary plan was to start construction in late May or early June. Grantsburg public works director Chris Bartlett said there is still no start date set for when construction will begin.

Bryan Cunningham and Dan Penzkover of SEH Design explained their plans to over 15 business owners at Grantsburg Village Hall in March to explain their plan.

The Village was awarded a Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities (CDBG-PF.) The 50/50 grant will be used to fund several projects to re-invigorate downtown Grantsburg and Madison Avenue. It is estimated to cost $760,000, with $380,000 coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the other half being covered by the village.

Cunningham and Penzkover explained they are planning to do the east side of the project first, which would go from Pine Street to Robert Street. Then they would begin work on the west side of the project, from Pine Street to Olson Drive, after July 22 to make sure construction did not interfere with Watercross.