Haines Road Construction Continues with Closure Until November

By KBJR News 1

Haines Road Construction Continues with Closure Until November

February 11, 2013 Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The construction continues on Haines Road in Duluth, which will result in closure until fall.

Duluth's Public Works Department says the next stage in the $12 million rebuilding of Haines Road will start Tuesday as crews begin staging and other preparations for blasting rock to widen lanes for the new design.

Haines Road will close again to traffic in West Duluth and remain closed until the project finishes up in November. This also includes the intersection at Skyline Parkway.

Heavy rains and the resulting run-off from last June's storm caused significant damage and forced the closure of a 2.25 mile segment between 40th Avenue West and Morris Thomas Road.

Following work done last fall, which included the installation of a 300-foot-long box culvert, the portion of Haines Road about Skyline Drive has been open since October, but will now close again as the rebuilding begins.

Actual blasting at the site is expected to happen in March. An estimated 42,000 cubic yards of rock will be removed. The rock will be crushed and re-used onsite as roadway material and to line slopes.

As part of the new design, Haines Road will be widened to three lanes and include a sidewalk. A right turn lane will be added at Morris Thomas Road.

The curve at 'horseshoe bend' will be designed for 25 mile-per-hour speeds and will feature signs.

An underpass will be added where the Superior Hiking Trail crosses Haines Road, plus there will be a parking area.

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