Perley is Next for Highway 75 Road Raises, but When?

Perley is Next for Highway 75 Road Raises, but When?

April 21, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Perley, MN — The Highway 75 road raises and flood protection projects around the Halstad and Hendrum communities have been wrapped up and FEMA certified, meaning residents of those communities will no longer require flood insurance. However, now the question is when will the city of Perley get the same treatment? Well it could be awhile, according to Kevin Ruud of the Wild Rice Watershed District. Ruud says it’s on the DOT radar, but it may not be until 2030 before that work is completed.

Because it would be a similar project to those in Halstad and Hendrum, Ruud says they already have a jump start on the planning. He also notes that if other funding sources become available, it could very easily be completed sooner.

The road raises in Halstad and Hendrum were certified by FEMA in mid-March. The City of Halstad will be conducting a road raise on County Road 147 this summer, but that does impact the FEMA certification.