Sharon Olson

Expect flaggers, temporary traffic light in Grand Portage Highway 61 work zone

If you are planning a trip to High Falls or the Grand Portage National Monument in the coming months, you should be prepared for possible delays. There is road construction underway from Reservation River Road to the US/Canadian Border, a distance of approximately 17 miles.

Motorists in this Minnesota Department of Transportation Grand Portage project area should expect temporary lane and shoulder closures, flagger/pilot car operations, and a single lane bypass at Hollow Rock Creek with a temporary signal.

There are also be temporary closures of the pull-off spots at Wayswaugoing Bay, Grand Portage, and Hovland to allow for pavement resurfacing.

The contractor for MnDOT, Northland Constructors, is reconstructing the Hollow Rock Creek bridge, making some intersection safety improvements, and reclaiming/resurfacing the highway. The work on the bridge at Hollow Rock Creek should be complete on August 7. The pavement reclamation and intersection work should all be finished by the end of August.

More information and updates can be found on the MnDOT Grand Portage project website.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with MnDOT Project Engineer Samantha Anderson to learn more about the Grand Portage project.