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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.

Roundabout proposed for Hermantown intersection

A public meeting will be held April 18 to provide information and get feedback on a proposal to build a roundabout at the intersection of Midway Road and Maple Grove Road.

Spring road restrictions announced

Load restrictions for the North Zone, which encompasses the majority of St. Louis County, will go into effect Wednesday, March 22. Despite the mild winter, this is actually later than usual.

Some spring road restrictions announced

Spring road restrictions for highways in the North-Central Zone, which includes the southwest corner of the County, will go into effect Monday, March 6. Restrictions for roads in the North Zone, which includes the vast majority of St. Louis County, have not been announced.

Public Works completes record setting year of projects

St. Louis County invested a record-setting $84.5 million in 204 separate road and bridge projects county-wide in 2016. Here are the stats on the progress made to improve and maintain the County's massive infrastructure of 3,000 miles of roads and 600 bridges.

New County Road 136 opens near Chisholm

The new road connects Highways 73 and 5, and is part of a two-year project to realign Highway 5 to accommodate an expansion of mining operations at Hibbing Taconite.

Rail crossing repairs postponed at intersection of Hwys 7 and 101

The work to replace the crossing surface will now be done December 5-7. The CN Railroad had to delay the project by a week because of unforeseen scheduling conflicts with other track projects.

Snowplows make progress after severe storm

The season's first major snow storm dumped up to two feet of snow in the northern part of the County. Public Works crews have put in a tremendous effort to clear the county's 3,000 miles of roads and thanks the public for its patience.

Heavy snow and unfrozen ground challenge Public Works crews

Heavy snowfall, strong winds, downed trees, and unfrozen ground combined to create very difficult conditions for St. Louis County Public Works crews.

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