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Heads Up! There Are Several Road Construction Advisories From The Cloquet Police Department

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Road construction across the Northland is in full swing.  For motorists in the Cloquet area, the Cloquet Police Department is diligent in getting the information out to make sure your commute is hassle-free and you’re able to get to your destination on time.  Here’s three road construction advisories you should be aware of:

Pavement removal will start this week on 22nd Street from Carlton Avenue to Prospect Ave & Selmser Ave from 20th – 22nd Street.  This will be a complete reconstruction so there will be traffic issues.  They will try to make these roads passable at night.   On June 2nd, the underground work should begin.

For Interstate travelers, you should be aware that Northbound I-35 will be restricted to a single lane in Scanlon at the St. Louis River Bridge.  Work is continuing on that bridge with painting and rehabilitation as that project continues.  The lane will remain closed until approximately June 19.

Further South, motorists may also encounter temporary lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-35 beneath the County Road 13 Bridge near Barnum when work is required over the traffic lanes.  The I-35 bridge rehabilitation project will extend the life of several bridges and improve motorist safety.

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Finally,  you can expect single-lane traffic on Hwy 33 through October 2014.  They plan to remove in-place pavement on Hwy 33 and the repave road surface with concrete.

There will also be reconstruction of the intersection at Big Lake Road/Doddridge Avenue to include a through-lane, new right- and left-turn lanes for eastbound and westbound traffic and pedestrian signals.

The plan is to also construct a new turn-lane from northbound Hwy 33 to the Super One grocery store area. Southbound Hwy 33 traffic will use the existing crossover to turn into the L&M Fleet Supply area. Traffic exiting the Super One grocery store area will access northbound Hwy 33 via the Big Lake Road/Doddridge Avenue signalized intersection or by making a U-turn at Washington Avenue.

This will including adding right turn lanes to the frontage road on northbound Hwy 33 in front of the Department of Natural Resources Building and on southbound Hwy 33 at the southerly Gillette Road/Hwy 33 road connection.

I know, it sounds like a lot, because it is!  But, once the work is complete it will be SOOO nice.  The trick is to leave a little earlier to get to your destination, know if the construction will impact your travels that day and have patience while the work is being complete.

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