Sunday News

HERMANTOWN — Paving work being performed by St. Louis County will again close the intersection of Stebner Road and Maple Grove Road in Hermantown for several hours Monday.

The intersection will be unavailable beginning at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen by 4 p.m. This is the final expected closure of this highly-utilized intersection.

Access to a trio of Hermantown locations will be limited. Access Hermantown Community Church will be limited to Maple Grove Road from the east, while the Jefferson Children’s Center will be accessible by Stebner Road from the south. Finally, Deerfield Townhomes will be accessible from Stebner Road from the North. — City of Hermantown press release

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Construction of a series of improvements at the intersection of Trunk Highway 53, Ugstad Road and Lavaque Bypass will cause road and lane closures beginning Monday. Both Ugstad Road and Lavaque Bypass will be closed at Highway 53. Additionally there will be lane closures on Highway 53. The closures are expected to last until mid-September.

The project includes the replacement of traffic signals at the intersection, plus the addition of turn lanes on Ugstad Road and Lavaque Bypass. A new sidewalk also will be added along Lavaque Bypass. The improvements are a joint project of St. Louis County, the City of Hermantown and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Detour signs will be posted directing traffic on Lavaque Bypass to use Martin Road and Midway Road. Ugstad Road will be detoured on Arrowhead Road and Lavaque Road.

Total cost of the project is $900,000. KGM is the contractor. — St. Louis County press release

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