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.
Former longtime County Commissioner Mike Forsman worked tirelessly on transportation issues. On August 11, the Joint Public Works building will be renamed in his honor.
The two gravel pits opened earlier as tree debris drop-off sites - in Gnesen and Grand Lake Townships - will remain open an additional two weeks to meet the needs of residents still cleaning up after the July 21 storm.
Beginning August 5, St. Louis County is opening the Skala pit, south of Ely, for residents to drop off trees and brush blown down in recent storms. People participating in the Firewise program may also drop off tree debris at the stie.
St. Louis County will make two gravel pits available to the public to drop off tree debris related to recent storms.
No unnecessary travel is advised due to fallen trees and downed power lines. The widespread power outage means many traffic signals are not working. These intersections should be treated as four-way stops.
The extra wide, paved sidewalk will stretch from just north of Marshall School to Arrowhead Road, providing a safe path for pedestrians, bicyclists and other forms of human-powered transportation.