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Oct. 11, 2023

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Hwy 61 traffic impacts and detour near Silver Bay and Beaver Bay extended

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be replacing culverts on Highway 61 near Beaver Bay and Silver Bay through Oct. 17. Motorists should expect delays and a detour during this work.
Culvert work north of Gooseberry Falls at milepost 41 has a gravel patch with a 45 mph advisory speed limit. Work in the area will last until Oct. 14.
Between Beaver Bay and Silver Bay, northbound Highway 61 will have intermittent lane shifts and shoulder closures Oct. 9 – 15. Work on southbound Highway 61 will require a detour onto Lake County Road 5 in Silver Bay to Lake County Road 4/Lax Lake Road returning to Highway 61 in Beaver Bay from Oct. 9 - 13.
Work north of Silver Bay at milepost 57 has single lane traffic with flaggers and will last through Oct. 14.

This work is a part of a districtwide culvert replacement project. More information and a detour map can be found on the project website here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/culvert-replacement-repair/index.html