UPDATE: Closure of Lor Ray Drive extended
Closure is for utility construction for new Starbucks & Chipotle
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - UPDATE: The closure of LorRay Drive for utility construction has been extended.
The city of North Mankato says the extension is due to unforeseen utility conflicts. The closure will last until October 13th.
ORIGINAL STORY: Part of Lor Ray Drive is closed for construction on a new Starbucks and Chipotle.
The City of North Mankato says it’s blocked off for work on underground sewer and water connections.
The project kicked off just a few weeks ago, and with foundations already poured, it’s well underway.
The City’s issued permits for exterior and ground work, which should be done by mid-winter.
“There will be two separate buildings with parking in between them. Both of them will have drive-thrus that will swing around the backside,” described Larry Wasmund, a building inspector at the City of North Mankato. “One will go into the front, and the other one will circulate to the back and then come out, so they won’t have a lot of back-up at the driveway where they come in.”
Officials say they’re still waiting on a permit application for the interiors.
They expect to receive it any day.
The last step will be issuing a permit to officially open the doors.
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