Orange cone season is here and the Northland is on tap for multiple road projects this summer. As they gear up for the work ahead, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are urging drivers to slow down and be alert in work zones.
Heads up if you drive the Grand Avenue/Highway 23 route from Gary-New Duluth to West Duluth as part of your daily drive: The second (and final) year of work on the major rehabilitation of the roadway will resume on Monday, April 11.
The calendar may say "spring" - but Mother Nature knows differently; Northlanders probably should, too. The Clean Sweep event that was scheduled in downtown Duluth on Wednesday, April 6 has been temporarily postponed for a later date.
It should be no surprise that a project that's already been billed as one of Minnesota's biggest highway jobs is expected to overrun its projected budget. As the move and bridgework inches towards its November 2017 completion date, I have the feeling that we'll see the need for additional funds to cover oversights.
There are jobs out there - if you make the right connections! One of those places you can network is at the 7th annual Northland Job Fair - which happens Tuesday, April 5 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).
"The gas pedal is on the right!" On occasion my route takes me over the Oliver Bridge and I find myself on Wisconsin Highway 105. It's actually a nice drive and a refreshing change of pace from crossing the St. Louis River via the Blatnik or Bong Bridges.
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