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Safer Hwy. 33 crossing will be discussed


August 7, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 to learn more about the proposed restricted crossing and U-turn planned at the intersection of Highway 33 and Gillette Road in Cloquet, with construction set for 2022.The meeting will be held virtually through WebEx. Join the meeting by visiting The meeting access code is 146 361 3234 and the meeting password is JvtPk5HBa68. If you would rather call in, dial 855-282-6330. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the meeting will be posted on the project website at

The south State Highway 33 corridor will be seeing more changes in the future, specifically where Gillette Road and Frontage Road open onto the highway south of the Walmart traffic lights in Cloquet.

With the anticipated construction of the new Essentia Clinic on Gillette Road west of Highway 33 and bustling business traffic along the Frontage Road on the east side, city officials said they want to be proactive.

"We are trying to get ahead of the potential traffic impacts that we know are coming," Cloquet public works director Caleb Peterson told the Cloquet city council at its July 21 meet...

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