Local construction projects continue in the St. Joseph area. Various projects include the addition of a gathering space for the Church of St. Joseph, the bypass at Stearns CR 2, the new McDonald’s and the CapX 2020 powerline project.
The gathering space for the St. Joseph Catholic church parish construction is taking place between the church and All Saints Academy School on Minnesota Street. It will connect the church and the school and includes a gathering space, handicap-accessible restrooms, fellowship hall and a kitchen. Construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2013.
The road construction bypass connects CR 2 to CR 75 in the area of CR 3. This construction is located west of St. Joseph and will bring truck traffic around St. Joseph instead of through the downtown area.
The new St. Joseph McDonald’s restaurant will be located on the northwest corner of CR 75 and CR 133.
The CapX 2020 345-kilovolt-transmission-line project is being built through parts of St. Joseph Township. The St. Cloud-Fargo line is estimated to cost $255 million and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
by Cori Hilsgen
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.