A ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 26 will celebrate the completion of an extra-wide sidewalk, a newly configured intersection and traffic signal, and a 12-mile resurfacing project all involving points along County State Aid Highway 4.
The intersection of Rice Lake Road and Arrowhead Road has re-opened to traffic after two months of construction to reconfigure the T-shaped intersection and add a new traffic signal.
The County will be closing it's final drop off site for branches and tree debris blown down in the July 21 wind storm. Public use of the Skala Pit has dropped, indicating it's no longer needed.
The 27-mile stretch of road runs from the City of Orr to Crane Lake. The road remained open throughout the duration of the project.
The process is now ready for ATV clubs and cities within St. Louis County to apply to allow ATV use on County Roads within city limits.
The new 80-foot-bridge replaces a former box culvert built in the 1930s. The project was completed and the road re-opened two weeks ahead of schedule.
The next step in a two year project to re-align County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 west of Chisholm begins Monday, September 19. The segment of CSAH 5 from Trunk Highway (TH) 169 to CSAH 136 will be closed, and all traffic will be detoured into Chisholm via TH 169, TH 73, and CSAH 84.
A portion of County State Aid Highway 101 (Fayal Road) will be closed Sept. 19-23 while work is done to replace a railroad crossing surface. The work is being done in preparation for a larger resurfacing project planned for next year.
A new intersection configuration and traffic signal are coming to the T where Rice Lake Road and Airport Road meet. The project begins Wednesday, August 24.
Nearly a month later, as residents continue to clean up from the July 21 storm, one tree debris drop off site will be closing, while another is extending its schedule to meet the continuing need.