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Cloquet street dig nears the finish line


August 9, 2019

Mark Cline

Two pieces of equipment flank a large hole at Washington Avenue and 26th Street in Scanlon last month. A significant portion of the project should be done by the end of the month with the rest completed by Sept. 20.

As the end of summer vacation comes into view, so does the end of the $3 million Washington Avenue reconstruction project - at least those parts of the project near Cloquet Middle School.

Assistant county engineer Milt Hagen told the Pine Knot News that the project is going very well and is on schedule.

"Our contract specified that the section of Washington Avenue between 14th Street and 22nd Street had to be completed by August 30," Hagen said, adding that the final portion of the project - from 26th Street to County Highway 45 - should be completed by Sept. 20.

The project is bringing sig...

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