St. Louis County roads and bridges saw significant improvement in 2015 thanks to a record $50 million investment, funded in part by the Transportation Sales Tax and bonding approved by the County Board.
Seven high risk intersections in rural parts of the county will receive Mainline Dynamic Warning Systems next summer. The warning systems alert motorists when a vehicle on a cross street is about to enter the road.
Weather permitting, the removal of trees along 4th Street in Duluth will begin Dec. 1. Motorists should expect road closures and no parking zones in work zones. Signs will be posted at least a day in advance as the work progresses from west to east.
St. Louis County Public Works, along with the City of Duluth, will hold a meeting November 12 to provide updates on the project schedule and design elements, as well as the tree removal timeline.
The closure to through traffic is expected to last 15 days. It's part of a $2.6 million project to resurface Arlington Avenue.
A one-mile stretch of County Road 715 is closing indefinitely to accommodate the extension of the ArcelorMittal mine pit. Efforts to re-route the road will continue, so as to reduce the inconvenience to motorists who use the road.
The bridge replacement project on County State Aid Highway 116 is scheduled to begin Thursday, August 27, and is expected to be complete by early November.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 24 and be complete by end of day Tuesday, August 25. The closure site is .8 miles north of Pioneer Road.
Resurfacing work on Arlington Avenue is scheduled August 10 to October 19. Portions of the road will be completely closed at times so that the project can be completed more quickly, in an effort to minimize inconvenience to the public. The project is partially funded by Transportation Sales Tax revenue.
The bridge on CSAH 4/Vermilion Trail crosses Water Hen Creek approximately 1 mile south of CSAH 16/Town Line Road. Detour signs will be posted, as the road will remain closed through early November.