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Austin city council approves flood protection project

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Austin City Council approved a new flood protection project Wednesday morning.

At a special meeting Wednesday, the council voted to assign the winning bid on the North Main Flood Control Project to Reiner Contracting, Inc. Their bid for the project was a little more than 5 million dollars.

The project is located along North Main Street from Bellisio Foods to I-90. It will consist mainly of concrete flood walls and earth berms. However, areas around Main Street will also get some sprucing up with a garden wall near Pizza Hut.

City officials said the 5 million dollar EDA grant was key in their decision to act quickly on passing the project.

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