Parts of Highland Street in Duluth Will Reduce to One Lane

By KBJR News 1

Parts of Highland Street in Duluth Will Reduce to One Lane

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Drivers on Highland Street in West Duluth may have to find an alternate route next week as crews begin investigations along the road.

Starting on Monday at 8AM, sections of Highland Street between Skyline Parkway and 57th Avenue West will be reduced to one lane while soil borings are done along the roadway.

The work is expected to last all week.

Highland is slated for major reconstruction in 2014. Next week’s preliminary geotechnical investigations are in preparation for that project.

St. Louis County officials say that due to the increase in traffic along this road while Haines Road is closed, three drill rigs will be brought in to work simultaneously in order to speed up the process.

Drivers are asked to use a different route or be patient, and to always use caution in work zones.

St. Louis County Public Works will be reconstructing Highland Street from Cody Street to Skyline Parkway next year. Improvements to this 1.5 mile stretch will include a new road base, pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewer and sidewalks, plus a bridge over Keene Creek.

Additionally, the five-leg intersection where Highland Street, Skyline Parkway and Vinland Street meet will be converted into a standard four-leg intersection.

A public information meeting on the project is expected to be held next month. Details on that will be announced once they are finalized.

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