The two-year project to revamp the Bong Bridge between Duluth and Superior is mid-way through its second summer. As drivers look forward to the November completion date, this is a good time to get an update on the work as it progresses.
Twenty four miles of Townline Road - otherwise known as County State Aid Highway 16 - are set to see a new surface; The project that begins Monday, July 26 represents the single largest paving project in Saint Louis County history.
Living in the Northland you know that summer is only so long. And now that we're better than halfway through it - it's time to make sure you don't miss out on all that the season in the Twin Ports has to offer.
You should probably take most surveys with a proverbial grain of salt. That said, they can make rather interesting reads - especially when they hit close to home. A recent survey compiled by roadsnacks.net does both; Their Ten Worst Places To Live In Minnesota list includes three cities right here in the Northland.
You complained - they listened. As we progress through more than 6 or 7 years of reduced bridge access in the Twin Ports, many were calling for extra lanes on Hammond Avenue to accommodate the congestion that's occurring near the Blatnik Bridge this summer.
The Flood of 2012 will always be remembered by those that lived through it. Along with the thousands of homeowners that suffered destruction of their personal property, many roadways in our area were damaged as well.
One of the remaining cleanups from the Flood of June 2012 is close to being finalized. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have scheduled a public meeting on July 21 to communicate their plans for the section of the roadway that has been closed since 2012.
Most of the time the Lunch with the History People features a book by someone that looks at the history of the area, and talks about that history and what they found looking back. This week it will feature someone with an extensive collection of Twin Ports Photos.
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