Flood repairs continue to be worked on across the Northland, and we've received word from the Minnesota Department of Transportation that another project will be in full swing today.

According to their press release, motorists traveling on Highway 23 just south of the St. Louis River near Fond du Lac may encounter single-lane traffic between Sept. 20 and Oct. 19 as crews install a large culvert beneath Highway 23. The new culvert is larger than the one currently in place, which was overwhelmed by the June 19–20 flood.

The area restricted to a single lane is approximately 1000-feet in length. During construction, Highway 23 in this area will also have 10-foot-wide travel lanes, which is one-foot narrower than the normal width.

This new, larger culvert will mitigate future flooding in this area.  Travel safely!