Construction begins Tuesday on Morris Thomas Road

Project work will correct the intersection with U.S. Highway 2, and includes nearly 5 miles of roadway resurfacing.

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Road construction is expected to begin Tuesday on Morris Thomas Road, said St. Louis County in a news release last week.

The project is a twin safety and road improvement project that will restore 4.6 miles of pavement leading up to Haines Road, and includes realignment of the Morris Thomas intersection with U.S. Highway 2 in Hermantown, in the vicinity of the Adolph commercial center. A left-turn lane will be added on Highway 2 at the intersection.

The project will also replace the Keene Creek bridge and multiple culverts.

Initial work and road closure will be in the area between Highway 2 and Ugstad Road. The road closure and work will progress east toward Haines Road.

Portions of Morris Thomas Road will be closed to through-traffic throughout the project, with clearly marked detours, the county said.


Highway 2 will remain open for the duration of the project, though motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution anytime traveling through or near a work zone.

Northland Constructors, of Duluth, is the contractor on the project. Work is expected to be finished by this fall.

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