Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Haines Road, which is undergoing repairs due to June's flooding, has made progress and will open temporarily.
Haines Road will re-open between Skyline Parkway and Morris Thomas Road; Haines Road below Skyline will remain closed.
Motorists will be able to travel along Skyline Parkway between Piedmont Avenue and Highland Street; drivers between West Duluth and Hermantown have the route option of Highland to Skyline to Haines.
Run-off from heavy rains caused significant damage and forced the closure of Haines Road almost four months ago.
Since late August, St. Louis County Public Works have been installing a 300-foot-long box culvert in the area where Skyline Parkway overlaps Haines Road.
Once completed, the new road will be wider and safer for both motorists and pedestrians.
The re-opening of Haines Road is only temporary and is expected to close again in January when blasting starts as a part of a reconstructions project that will likely last until November 2013.
Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt