Starting Monday, August 3, a full Hwy 61 detour on County Road 7 will be in place. This is the current truck detour. Local traffic will be able to access businesses and homes. The detour will be in place for 24 calendar days while crews replace the Fall River box culvert located southwest of Grand Marais.
Besides the Fall River box culvert, other work on the project includes a partial reconstruction in town between Broadway Avenue and the box culvert near My Sister’s Place near 3rd Avenue East, continued work on that box culvert, and bituminous overlay from the Gunflint Trail heading northeast out of town.
One lane traffic will continue by My Sister’s Place culvert.
All truck traffic will be detoured using County Highway 7 for the duration of the summer.
About this project
MnDOT Project Engineer Ed Welch and Resident Engineer Andrew Deming sat down with Grand Marais Communications Director Patrick Knight and Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux to discuss the Grand Marais project. View the interviews below.