***This was originally published on June 23. On Aug. 4 we were informed that this project has been extended until Aug. 25 to complete the water line and the road.***
Construction of the Kemmer Ridge housing project is resulting in traffic delays on SW 175th Ave. that will soon impact visitors to Winkelman Park.
The developer has applied to Washington County for a permit to install a new utility line and finish construction work on the road. This project will close SW 175th Ave. -- from Kemmer Rd. to Reusser Rd. -- from July 5th through August 4th.
The entrance to Winkelman Park will be relocated to the north end of the park (across from the new Weir Rd. extension); the existing entrance on SW 175th Ave. will be removed.
SW 175th Ave. will remain open to neighborhood residents and Winkelman Park users, but traffic will be down to one lane, and delays may be lengthy.
The developer is required to post road closure signs and contact residents in the affected area.