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Road projects list is a long one

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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