- Hwy 210 south of Duluth is closed from the eastern edge of the Jay Cooke State Park Campground to Fond Du Lac. This area has been closed since last summer and will remain closed until the new bridge is built in November 2013.
A public meeting held June 4 in Carlton drew a large group of citizens interested in learning more about the Hwy 210 new bridge project. MnDOT and Minnesota Power Company engineers were on-hand to hear attendees concerns and answer questions.
The concerns discussed included dust control, road maintenance, noise and speeding. MnDOT plans to address these issues on a regular basis.
Dust: Dust will be controlled with applications of calcium chloride and water.
Road maintenance during construction: Graders will be used to blade the roads being used by trucks hauling material to the construction site.
Noise: Both Minnesota Power and MnDOT are making efforts to control noise as much as possible. Minnesota Power has stipulated that its contractor can only install pilings during daylight hours. They are using a "sheet vibrating" process that is quieter than other processes. Construction of the new Hwy 210 bridge will require two-to-three weeks of pile driving.
Speeding: The posting speed in the construction area is 30 mph. This speed will be enforced.
Brian Larson, MnDOT D1 resident engineer, listens and takes notes as a citizen comments about the project.
Video Summary of Hwy 210 Damage