Construction work on 4th Street will result in the closure of heavily-used intersection at 21st Avenue East - starting August 23. The project is part of the total rebuild of 4th Street. A detour will be posted directing drivers to use 24th Avenue East and Kent Road.
The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season. The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September; a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until November 1, 2017...
If you've driven through South Superior during the last week or so you've probably noticed the road work that is happening on Tower Avenue. According to the City of Superior, the project is related to manhole and pavement work in the area.
Back in June we reported that Explore Minnesota was having a contest to solicit names for the soon-to-open bridge east of Virginia - part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project. While the winner wasn't guaranteed that their submission would be the final name chosen by state authorities, they would win a gift card and their name would be forwarded to the state legislature for consideration.
This time of year is made for legitimate outdoor projects; from roofing and siding to asphalt and landscaping, the mid-summer months are a hive of activity for contractors. Unfortunately, it's also prime season for scammers.
A project to replace the bridge the crosses Burntside River west of Ely will begin on Monday, August 7. The existing bridge on Highway 88 - which was constructed in 1938 - has reached the end of its serviceable life.
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