MnDOT celebrates Moose Lake roundabout completion and end of construction season accomplishments
DULUTH, Minn. — A ribbon cutting and reception was held Wednesday afternoon in Moose Lake to celebrate the completion of a new roundabout and recognize MnDOT’s 2017 construction accomplishments.
“Completion of this project marks another step in rebuilding a community that took a beating during the flood of 2012. I hope everyone takes time to appreciate the quality work done by the state engineers and the hardworking construction workers that produced a terrific final product,” said State Representative Mike Sundin.
The finished project brings the addition of a new roundabout at the junction of Highway 73 and County Road 10. It also includes drainage improvements, some new bike lanes, and resurfacing and accessibility improvements on Highways 27, 73, and 289.
“This is wonderful for the community,” said Ted Shaw, Moose Lake mayor. “The work was definitely needed and we look forward to seeing its long term benefits.”
Motorists will now experience improved traffic flow and a safer ride on a smoother ride surface.
“MnDOT appreciated the chance to work with the residents, businesses, and local government during the construction,” said Jim Sorenson, project supervisor. “Everyone was very patient during the 24 week long project. Thanks to all, we hope you enjoy the new roadways.”
The ribbon cutting was followed by a reception to mark the unofficial end to construction season as winter weather moves into Minnesota.
To learn more about the project visit: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Moose-Lake-Area-Project/.