350-ton crane will close roads by Hormel Foods

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Two upcoming street closures the City Council approved will block certain routes for Austin drivers this month. The city will close Fourth St. NE from Hormel Drive to 14th Avenue NE on July 9-11 for Hormel Foods Co. and Hybrid Mechanical. The companies want to make room for a 350-ton crane to set new evaporation units on Hormel’s freezer facility. If approved, drivers could access the nearby neighborhood through 15th Avenue.

In the downtown area, the city will close Main Street from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue NW for the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce’s and Downtown Retailers Committee’s Downtown Crazy Day. The event, planned for 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, will invite local businesses and vendors to set up stands along the sidewalks.

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