Road projects list is a long one


April 5, 2024

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A restricted crossing U-turn, or J-turn, outside Kwik Trip in Carlton will be installed either this fall or next spring in Carlton just off Interstate 35. The combination state and Carlton County project is being installed to make the intersection of highways 61 and 210 safer, especially with increased traffic anticipated with the opening of the new courthouse and jail on County Highway 61.

A five-year plan for roughly 64 miles worth of paving and other road and bridge projects was outlined to the Carlton County board on Tuesday.

The tentative list of projects presented to the committee of the whole included only a half-mile of roadway reconstruction work this summer, on 22nd Street from Washington to Prospect avenues in Cloquet, along with a number of repavement projects moving forward.

The longest stretch, 9 miles of County Road 6 to Barnum, is scheduled for 2028 and will replace more recent work that has deteriorated far ahead of its time.

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