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Marble-Pengilly Safety Improvements

Itasca County

About this project

Marble-Pengilly project map
Marble-Pengilly project map. Click to enlarge.

Several locations along Hwy 169 have existing geometric conditions that do not meet current design standards. Sight distance along the corridor is poor and makes it difficult for drivers entering the corridor. Crash data throughout the corridor is relatively high. This project will improve the safety of the corridor by increasing sight distance and making geometric improvements to meet current design standards.

This project does not include paving Highway 169 but rather intersection improvements at:

  • CSAH 80 (west entrance to Marble) – replace eastbound bypass lane with left turn lane and lighting upgrades
  • Ball Street – remove minor road access and regrade slopes
  • CSAH 69 (Twin Lakes Road) – replace westbound bypass lane with left turn lane; add pedestrian refuge on north and south sides of TH 169; lighting upgrades
  • CSAH 80 (Ethel Street) – replace eastbound bypass lane with left turn lane and lighting upgrades
  • 9th Avenue in Calumet at Greenway Fire Hall – construct westbound bypass lane; extend eastbound right turn lane for fire hall
  • Gary Street and Morgan Street in Calumet – Add a sidewalk on south side of TH 169 and curb bumpouts at both intersections; ADA improvements
  • CR 590 – remove minor road access; remove guardrail and regrade area to improve sight distance around curve
  • CSAH 83 – remove trees to improve sight distance; lighting upgrades
  • Side Road – remove minor road access
  • West Junction CR 561 – remove minor road access
  • East Junction CR 561 – realign minor road to remove intersection skew

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 25
5-6:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:15
City of Marble Community Room, 302 Alice Ave., Marble
Presentation will include background on the project, schedule, design improvements and traffic staging/impacts.

Traffic impacts

No traffic impacts at this time.

When construction begins, there will be lane closures.