Duluth's Haines Road will Open Temporarily

By KBJR News 1

Duluth's Haines Road will Open Temporarily

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM CDT

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.

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