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14th Street construction to begin on Monday

The second phase of the improvement project on 14th street is scheduled to be underway Monday.

Sections of 14th Street in Cloquet will be closed for renovations beginning on Monday, May 16, 2022.
Dylan Sherman / Cloquet Pine Journal
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CLOQUET — Construction on 14th Street between Prospect Avenue and Tall Pine Lane is slated to begin on Monday, May 16.

The planned construction is part of the second phase of the renovation of 14th Street and is anticipated to be completed in October.

Assistant county engineer Rick Norrgard, said the project will feature improvements to the curb, gutters and sidewalks, similar to the first phase of the project.

The first phase, between Cloquet and Prospect avenues, was completed last year.

County engineer JinYenne Neumann said the second phase of the project is estimated to cost $5.3 million compared to the $3.4 million cost of the first phase.


Neumann added that the intersections of Washington Avenue and Doddridge Avenue will remain open for the remainder of the school year.

The intersection of Washington Avenue and 14th Street is also going to feature a single-lane roundabout.

Norrgard said the Washington Avenue intersection is also planned to reopen before school starts back up in the fall.

Neumann said the work being done so far has been utility work to prepare for the upcoming project.

Thomson Township will hold a public hearing for residents to ask questions about the proposed increase in sewer rates.

Dylan covers the local governments of Cloquet and Carlton County, as well as the Esko and Wrenshall school boards for the Cloquet Pine Journal.
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