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Road construction begins July 31 on Arrowhead Road in Hermantown

Major safety improvements are planned on Arrowhead Road between U.S. Highway 53 and Haines Road, including the addition of a frontage road, sidewalk and traffic signal. Also, the road will be resurfaced.

Public reminded to drive with caution on newly sealed roads

Public Works is chip sealing and scrub sealing a number of roads county wide to lengthen the roads' life span. Motorists are reminded to slow down and increase the distance between vehicles to minimize the chance of damage while small rocks  are compacted.

Business section of 4th Street in Duluth to re-open by Friday

Good news for the businesses along 4th Street in Duluth! The road will re-open between 6th and 14th Avenues East by June 30, after being closed for extensive construction parts of the last two years.

County revamps Adopt A Highway program

The County has launched an app that will make it easier for volunteers to choose a segment of road to "adopt". New signage will also give more credit to the groups or individuals who pick up litter along county roads.

Public input wanted on stormwater programs

A public meeting is set for Thursday, June 15, to talk about current stormwater pollution prevention efforts, and to get input from citizens on any suggestions they may have.

Bridge replacement begins May 22 on Highway 5 across the Bear River

Construction begins Monday to replace the 83-year-old bridge on Highway 5 west of Linden Grove Township. Detours will be posted. The project should be complete in November.

Spring road restrictions to end May 17

The seasonal load limits have been in place in the North Zone, which covers the majority of St. Louis County, since March 22. Restrictions in the North Central Zone have already been lifted. 

Hwy 7 to close for two weeks beginning May 15

The closure affects seven miles of the road from Swan Lake Road to Hwy 133. It's part of a resurfacing project expected to last until August. The duration of the project will be completed with lane closures to allow for through traffic.

Former Public Works Director Richard Hansen passes away

Richard H. Hansen led the Public Works Department for 17 years, retiring in 2002. The department's main building in Pike Lake is named in his honor. Hansen died Monday at the age of 79.

Construction resumes April 17 on 4th Street in Duluth

The work to rebuild 4th Street means hte road will be closed from 10th to 19th Avenues East. Additional work will take place from 6th to 10th Avenues East, though that portion of the road will remain open.

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