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MnDOT to add additional emergency grades raises on Hwy 11 near Rainy Lake

MnDOT to add additional emergency grades raises on Hwy 11 near Rainy Lake

DULUTH, COOK COUNTY, KOOCHICHING  COUNTY, MINNESOTA ~~~~   June 3, 2022 (LSNews)  MnDOT will be adding additional emergency grade raises on Hwy 11 on Rainy Lake through Saturday, June 4. While the grade raises are being constructed, motorists should expect delays and single lanes controlled by flaggers. The additional grade raises will be placed near Tilson Bay and at County Road 139. Upon completion, single lane bypasses will be controlled by signals or by stop and take turns.

Please use caution and follow the directions on the signalized system as it is timed appropriately for the travel distance. Travel only when the signal is green and wait until the next cycle before entering the bypass as traffic may be approaching from the other direction. Do not stop in the bypass for any reason including to observe conditions or take pictures.

At this time, Hwy 11 will remain open, including while the grade raise is constructed. Water levels will continue to be closely monitored. This work is being conducted to prevent the residents and businesses from being cut off from all land-based access and services.

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Koochiching County Road 136 Closing, Voluntary Evacuation Issued

June 2, 2022 (12:30 pm) – Due to rising water levels and flooding over the road, County Road 136 in International Falls will be closing today at 5 pm. This road closure impacts 24 homes.

Impacted residents have been notified of the impending road closure. Residents are encouraged to evacuate prior to the road closure. Evacuation is voluntary; however, those to choose to stay will be responsible for their own transportation.

Anyone who evacuates their home is asked to check in at the TECP so that residents can be accounted for, regardless if you need sheltering. The Temporary Evacuation Check-in Point (TECP) remains open at the Backus Community Center, 900 5th St, International Falls.

Anyone who requires sheltering should call the Red Cross Shelter Hotline at 218-283-6755, and arrangements will be made.


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