Story provided courtesy of Dassel Cokato Enterprise Dispatch.
Construction on the Shopko Hometown project, near the intersection of US Highway 12 and Wright County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3 in Cokato, is expected to be complete by Labor Day, according to Bauer Design Build project manager Kyle Anderson. Bauer Design Build has used as many local contractors as possible to complete the project, including Cokato businesses AR Engh, Ultra Concrete, and JSH Construction.
After Labor Day, the building will be merchandised by Shopko, and the training of employees will begin, Anderson noted.
Currently, the building shell is complete, and the interior of the building is being constructed.
Utility work at the site, including the force main relocation, is also complete, and the parking lot is being prepared for paving, according to Anderson.
Shopko Parking Lot Entrance
Shopko Hometown will have three entrances—one off Hwy. 12, and two off CSAH 3. The entrance from Hwy. 12 will be a rightin, right-out entrance.
Traffic coming from the west on Hwy. 12 will be able to turn into the parking lot, and traffic leaving the parking lot will only be able to turn west on Hwy. 12.
The main entrance for Shopko Hometown will be located at the southwest corner of the lot, and traffic will be able to turn either into or out of the lot at this entrance.
An entrance at the northwest corner of the lot will be primarily for truck traffic.