Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be removing trees and stumps along West 7th, from Kellogg Blvd. to Edgcumb Rd., beginning October 4.
The regularly scheduled maintenance is scheduled to take about two weeks. All together, 97 stumps will be removed and ground down. The removed stumps will be turned into wood chips.
According to MnDOT spokesperson Kevin Walker, while the work is scheduled to take about two weeks to complete, it could be done in as little as four-to-five days depending on the progress made and weather.
During the removal process, there will be some short-term shoulder and sidewalk closures, but MnDOT expects minimal distributions to traffic and businesses in the area. MnDOT staff are working with Metro Transit to coordinate any work being done at existing bus stops.