- Beth Petrowske
MnDOT District 1
1123 Mesaba Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
MnDOT road repair efforts continue in northeastern Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. —Northeastern Minnesota’s transportation system was heavily damaged during the devastating June 19 storm, however great progress is being made.
“Most roads in our area sustained some extent of damage due to the flooding,” said Duane Hill, MnDOT District 1 engineer. “We have reopened many roads that were closed and our crews continue to work to reopen others. We will continue to use every resource we have to manage the current situation and the permanent repairs that will be required.”
MnDOT is working with the Federal Highway Administration to request federal emergency relief funding. MnDOT has a contingency fund to help fund some of the repair work.
“Northeastern Minnesota is accessible thanks to the work of hundreds of our MnDOT employees and other emergency responders. Our employees started working the night of the storm and have continued ever since,” added Hill. “I am extremely thankful that none of our employees have been seriously injured during our emergency response work during and after the storm.”
Closed or damaged areas are barricaded. MnDOT reminds everyone to stay out of those areas and for their own safety.
For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org.