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Construction Projects

Lake County’s engineering staff is responsible for delivering the Capital Improvement Program, including the design, administration and inspection of Lake County’s road and bridge construction projects.

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2022 Project Schedule

  • CSAH 26 (11th St & 20th Ave), Two Harbors – Resurfacing (SAP 038-626-007)
    • Mill & Overlay the pavement surface & address ADA non-compliance issues
    • Modify the intersection geometry at August Omtvedt Drive
      • Remove the bypass lane and add a northbound left turn lane
    • Daily lane closures under flagger control during work hours – expect delays
    • If you would like to be on an e-mail list for updates during the project, please send your e-mail address with which project you are interested in to Darbie.eschenbacher@co.lake.mn.us.  Thank you.
  • CSAH 3 (Hwy 3), Town of Silver Creek – Bridge Replacement (SAP 038-603-039)
    • Replace the culvert pipe arch over the E. Branch of Silver Creek with a concrete box culvert
    • Road will be closed, detour to follow Fors Road (CR 301) and Gun Club Road (Hwy 24)
    • Work to begin in late July and complete by the end of October
  • CR 182 (Fall Lake Rd), Fall Lake Township – Chip Seal (CP 0182-2022-02) CR 183 (Moose Lake Rd), Fall Lake Township – Chip Seal (CP 0183-2022-02)
    • Chip and fog seal the pavement surface
    • Daily lane closures under flagger control during work hours – expect delays
  • 2021 Road & Utility Improvement projects, City of Two Harbors (continued)
  • Maintenance projects
    • (Single lane, two-way operation under flagger control during work hours – expect delays)
    • Shouldering – Hwy 2 (CSAH 2), Forest Hwy 11 (CSAH 15)
    • Grading & dust control of gravel roads, county-wide
    • New Tomahawk Road (CSAH 34) resurfacing (gravel)
    • Cramer Road (CSAH 7) resurfacing (gravel)

2023 Project Schedule

  • CR 105 (8th Street), Two Harbors – Resurfacing – (CP 0105-2022-01)
    • Mill & Overlay the pavement surface & address ADA non-compliance issues
    • Add sidewalk between 13th Avenue and 16th Avenue (west side)
    • Daily lane closures under flagger control during work hours – expect delays
    • Short term driveway, alley, and sidewalk closures
    • If you would like to be on an e-mail list for updates during the project, please send your e-mail address with which project you are interested in to Darbie.eschenbacher@co.lake.mn.us.  Thank you.
    • Zoom Meeting Presentation Slides
  • UT 13 (Larsmont Road), Reconstruction (CP 8013-2022-01)
    • Reconstruct Larsmont Road from Hwy 61 to Braemer Lane
    • Replace culverts, grading, new roadway base and bituminous pavement surface.
    • Limited access will be maintained for residents and residential services – expect delays
    • If you would like to be on an e-mail list for updates during the project, please send your e-mail address with which project you are interested in to Darbie.eschenbacher@co.lake.mn.us.  Thank you.
  • CSAH 36 & CSAH 35 (5th Street & 4th Avenue, Two Harbors), Reconstruction (SAP 038-636-001 & SAP 038-635-002)
    • Reconstruct 5th Street (4th Ave to 7th Ave)
    • Reconstruct 4th Avenue (Waterfront Dr to 5th St.)
    • Replace city utilities
    • Reconstruct bridge L8088 over Skunk Creek
    • PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
      • When: Thursday July 21, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
      • Where: Law Enforcement Center, 613 3rd Avenue
  • CSAH 27 (Waldo Road) & CSAH 28 (20th Avenue/Cardinal Road)
    • Waldo Rd Resurfacing  – Marie Avenue to Highway 12
    • Cardinal Rd/20th Avenue Resurfacing – Valley Rd to Waldo Rd
    • PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
      • When: TBD
      • Where: TBD

Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan



Work Zones

When the normal function of the roadway is suspended, temporary traffic control planning provides for continuity of the movement of motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, transit operations; and access to property and utilities.

During the course of Road Maintenance, Lake County Highway Department, for the protection of the motoring public and the work crew, find it necessary to control traffic in our work zones. We do this by setting up work zones indicated by signs and flaggers. We, as a department take the safety of the motoring public and our crews very seriously. Because of this, we take great pride in training our personnel to be professional and courteous at all times.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration set the same guidelines throughout for state, local, federal and private contractors to follow. By following the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, everyone who works on roads or within the roads right-of-way will be following the same guide lines. If everyone follows these guidelines, the motoring public will know what to expect no matter where they travel.

No one set of temporary traffic control devices can satisfy all conditions for a given project. When you are approaching one of our work zones usually the first thing you should expect is a “Road Work Ahead” sign. The motorist should start slowing down and use caution when they see this. The next sign should give some instruction as to what action to take such as “Be Prepared to Stop”, “Left or Right Lanes End”, etc. Next you will normally encounter a “Flagger Ahead”, “Merge”, or some other similar sign. If a “Flagger Ahead” sign is visible you will next see a flagger with a stop/slow paddle to direct you around or through the actual work zone.

Driving through the work zone one should use extreme caution. The work zone is a very busy place. There are workers, trucks and equipment in places that you may not suspect. It is very important to follow the flagger’s instruction and drive slow and cautious. When leaving the work zone a flagger might possibly direct you back into your normal lane of travel. Keep an eye out for trucks and other traffic as you leave.

Please be patient. We may, as per state law, hold traffic up to twenty minutes at one time within a work zone. This is rare, but possible. We always try to keep traffic moving, so as not to disrupt the motoring public any longer than what is absolutely necessary. We do so only to maintain a safe condition for not only you the motoring public, but for our crews working within the work zone.

At times you will encounter workers doing quick projects such as, pothole patching, dead animal removal, trash pickup, etc. Normally they will have yellow caution warning lights on their trucks, and one worker directing traffic. When you see a truck with yellow lights on, slow down, use caution, and watch for directions. Always expect the unexpected in work zones.