Don't they know it's blueberry season?

Road work will affect traffic starting tomorrow (August 27) on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 116 - more commonly known as the Echo Trail.  Crews from Saint Louis County will be working to replace a wood timber bridge that has served drivers well since 1956.  As road crews determined that it has met its age-limits, a decision was made to replace it this summer.

Specifically, the Echo Trail will be closed at the project site where the bridge crosses the Moose River - approximately 18 miles northwest of Ely.  Detour signs will be posted, directing travelers to use Forest Road - also known as the Moose Loop - as an alternative route.

The $765,000 project is expected to be complete sometime in November.