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Haines Road to re-open Friday between Hwy 53 and Arrowhead Road

Construction and work on the traffic signals at the intersection of Haines and Arrowhead Roads in Hermantown will be completed sooner than expected, enabling the re-opening of Haines Road.

21st Ave East in Duluth to reopen by end of day Tuesday

Good news for motorists who have been detoured off 21st Avenue East in Duluth for the last month. Construction at the intersection with 4th Street is nearly complete, and the Avenue will re-open on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

Construction to close segment of Haines Road for two weeks

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 21, Haines Road will be closed between Highway 53 and Arrowhead Road due to construction at the interesection of Haines and Arrowhead. Motorists will still be able to access businesses along that stretch from Highway 53.

Red light enforcement campaign is week of Sept. 25

Area traffic safety agencies are partnering to conduct a red light enforcement campaign the week of Sept. 25. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents caused by motorists running red lights.

Five county roads closed due to flooding

Five county roads in the area of Makinen, Markham and Palo had to be temporarily closed due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall. The roads are expected to remain closed through the weekend.

4th Street construction project to extend into 2018

A wetter than normal summer and discovery of more rock than anticipated has delayed progress on the rebuilding of 4th Street in Duluth. The work from 23rd Avenue East to Wallace Avenue, and on Wallace Avenue will be delayed until next spring.

Intersection Closing - 4th Street and 21st Avenue East starting August 23

The intersection of 21st Avenue East and 4th Street will be temporarily closed beginning August 23.  Detour signs to 24th Avenue East and Kent Road will be in place.

Bridge over Coolidge Creek to be replaced beginning August 21

A portion of Comstock Lake Road will be closed approximately 12 miles east of Cotton as crews replace an old bridge with a new concrete box culvert. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.

Blue lights added to help make intersections safer

St. Louis County Public Works has installed blue lights at 14 intersections in Duluth and Hermantown to help stop drivers who run red lights. Statistics show that most serious and fatal accidents in the Duluth area are caused by motorists running a red light.

Public warned about phony contractor

Residents are reminded to always check references before hiring any contractors. An individual claiming to be working on a county road project reportedly has been going door-to-door in Biwabik trying to drum up driveway paving projects. The company he claims to work for is not a contractor for any St. Louis County projects.

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