Construction along Highway 61/London Road begins Monday

By KBJR News 1

Construction along Highway 61/London Road begins Monday

July 7, 2014 Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Construction along Duluth's London road began Monday, as crews work to repair four culverts damaged in the June 2012 floods.

Traffic between 32nd Avenue east and 40th avenue east has been shifted, but continues to have a single lane moving in each direction.

The drainage improvement project includes repairs to historic bluestone arches, tree removal and repair to storm sewers damaged during the floods.

"Many of the rocks and the inside of the culverts have fallen down, and this one the damage was so severe we couldn't just do the repair work. And they're historic culverts so we have to replace them like they were," said project supervisor Jim Sorenson.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say it's a three month project but the major disruption will be over in early August.