Throughout the 2021 calendar year the City of Breezy Point worked with a contractor, Bolton & Menk Inc., to perform a Cooperative Community Enhancement Project to explore the development and maintenance of the Buschmann Roadway Corridor. This project included a total of four cities along the corridor who would be impacted by development. Those cities were:
- The City of Breezy Point
- The City of Pequot Lakes
- The City of Jenkins
- The Township of Ideal
All four City's met to discuss undertaking a joint improvement project for the roadway but never finalized an agreement from the project. As a result of this development, the City of Breezy Point elected to move forward with improving the City's portion of the roadway up to a local standard. At Council direction a Request for Proposals (RFP) was drafted, reviewed by staff, and a contractor was approved to fill the RFP during the Regular Council meeting held on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Since then the City of Breezy Point has been working with the selected contractor, WSB, to develop project materials related to the Buschmann Roadway Expansion Project. This webpage is meant to serve as a record of material related to the project. As part of this project WSB has created a project website to store project information and collect public comment. That website can be found by clicking here.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, the City held a Community Open House presenting WSB's progress on the project. Roughly 50 people attended the event and spoke with staff and project specialists regarding ongoing and future planning. Questions focused on alignment and roadway design, intended usage of the roadway, the inclusion of a trail or other alternative pedestrian access, and the impact on adjacent property owners. Comments collected from the Open House will be taken by staff and implemented into the project moving forward.