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Work on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail underway in Tofte

There may be traffic delays through Tofte as another section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail is completed. Photo Rhonda Silence
There may be traffic delays through Tofte as another section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail is completed. Photo Rhonda Silence

More construction work began along Highway 61 at the end of August. However, it is not road work but work on the newest segment of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.

Motorists going through Tofte may occasionally enounter single lane traffic between the US Forest Service Tofte Ranger Station and the Tofte Homestead Drive, across from Bluefin Bay.

Construction is expected to be complete by November 1, 2021.

WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with Oliver Lu of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks & Trails Division about the new segment and about future connections. 

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