Phase two of a street and utility reconstruction project in southeast Wadena is starting north of Dayton Avenue and people with business in that area of town will need to watch for road closures.

Businesses and residents in the southeast area between Dayton and the railroad tracks and Jefferson Street to Fourth Street will need to work around some road and alley closures this spring and early summer while work is being completed.

The second phase improvements include street, curbing and sidewalk reconstruction and replacement of sanitary sewer main, water main and storm sewer main.

Business owners along the west side of Jefferson Street could be affected by the construction due to the alleys being torn up.

Those living or working in the area that have concerns about access to properties, water and sewer connections can bring questions to City Hall.

Phase I of the project was completed in late 2015.

At the time of the assessment hearing in December, the estimated project total for the southeast Wadena infrastructure project was $12,660,091 with assessments for phase one totaling $1,079,759.

Residents living in this area will pay for about 20 percent of the project through special assessments, while homeowners throughout the city will cover the rest through property taxes. The county is also contributing to the project.

Property owners can pay assessments in full or with property taxes over 15 years at a three percent interest rate.

Assessments varied depending on lot size but interior lots were typically between $5,000 and $8,000 and corner lots were between $8,000 and $12,000.