Half-paved road in Forest Lake gets another look

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Photo by Ryan Howard Imperial Avenue North in rural Forest Lake is a unique road. Only one half of it is paved, and since it is a dead end, everyone must drive over the gravel part of the road to leave the neighborhood. Some residents want to change that.

Photo by Ryan Howard
Imperial Avenue North in rural Forest Lake is a unique road. Only one half of it is paved, and since it is a dead end, everyone must drive over the gravel part of the road to leave the neighborhood. Some residents want to change that.

One of the stranger roads in Forest Lake may be on its way to a complete paving – but then again, maybe not.

At the Forest Lake City Council’s June 8 council meeting, a few residents of Imperial Avenue North came to the council with a petition.

The document, which had nine property owners’ names on it (out of 14 or 15 on the road), asked the council to finish a job the residents thought should have been done in 2009: the paving of “upper” Imperial Avenue North, which would remove a stretch of approximately 475 feet of gravel road between the lower, paved portion of the road and the road’s only outlet, 216th Street North, which exits onto State Highway 97.

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