Thursday, August 22, 2013

Highhway 61 detour begins August 26, 2013

Highway 61 detour begins Aug. 26 near Little Marais, Illigen City in Lake County

DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 61 near Little Marais and Illigen City will encounter a detour from Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30. The detour is thirteen-miles-long, on good-quality paved roads and adds approximately ten-minutes to normal travel-time. The detour is necessary as crews install culverts and construct a retaining wall.
·         Motorists traveling south on Highway 61 near Little Marais will be detoured on County Road 6 to Highway 1 and back to Highway 61.
·         Motorists traveling north on Highway 61 near Illigen City will be detoured on Highway 1 to County Road 6 and back to Highway 61.
All businesses will remain accessible. Signs will be posted to direct motorists these businesses. Through-traffic is prohibited.
This project will extend the pavement life of Hwy 61 and improve safety and accessibility.
For more information, visit the project’s website at
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