Construction begins Tuesday on Morris Thomas Road and Highway 2

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Public Works Department  • Richard H. Hansen Transportation & Public Works Complex
4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN 55811 • Phone: (218) 625-3830

James T. Foldesi, P.E.
Public Works Director/Highway Engineer




July 2, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Krasaway, Resident Engineer

218-625-3841 (office) • 218-213-0579 (cell)


Construction begins Tuesday on Morris Thomas Road

Road construction is expected to begin Tuesday on Morris Thomas Road. The project includes realigning the intersection with Trunk Highway 2, replacing the Keene Creek bridge, replacing multiple culverts, road resurfacing, and adding a left turn lane on Highway 2 for vehicles turning onto Morris Thomas Road


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


Portions of Morris Thomas Road will be closed to thru traffic throughout the project, with clearly marked detours. 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. All work is expected to be finished by this fall.


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