Rain has hampered progress on the Blue Earth County Road 12 project near the Justice Center and Prairie Winds Middle School, but Officials maintain the final segment of construction should be done before October.

Earlier this summer the segment of County Road 12 from Carver Road to Highway 83 was opened, but crews haven’t been able to make progress this week on the final segment from Carver Road to County Road 17.

Blue Earth County Administrator, Bob Meyer.

“We’re hoping that that particular section will maybe be open within a month,” said County Administrator Bob Meyer. “They will get these final paving components done, they have some work to do in the medians, striping, signage and some of those last minute details that are still needing to be accomplished. But, hopefully soon people will be able to drive that new phase of County Road 12.”

Southern Minnesota Construction was awarded the 7.5-million dollar project that experienced initial delays while permits were being obtained.

County Officials say traffic volumes are expected to reach 12-thousand vehicles a day on the new extension.