Motorists will encounter occasional, single lane traffic and possibly complete stops on Highway 33 between Interstate 35 and the Big Lake Road Intersection in Cloquet as a major pavement replacement and interchange improvement project begins Monday, June 2.

Traffic will occasionally be reduced to a single lane to allow installation of signal systems. Flaggers will direct traffic and will occasionally stop traffic to allow workers to install overhead cables. Utility companies will also be working in the area doing relocation work.

This project will completely replace the pavement on Highway 33 from Interstate 35 to the Big Lake Road Intersection and will provide many safety and accessibility improvements.

The completed project will improve freight movement and mobility to and from north-central Minnesota.

The project is expected to wrap up by the end of October.