by Duluth News Tribune
July 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Starting Thursday, one of the busier roads in Duluth will close to traffic.
Tags: auto, construction, Duluth, St Louis County, Transportation 14 Comments »
There must be a story connected to that insane intersection at Rice Lake. No one would design such stupidity without some kind of external pressure.
**** Currently, only one lane carries westbound traffic through the intersection, often creating a bottleneck.****
A mil and a half and I bet the speed limit will still be 30 mph.
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Too bad in this town bottlenecks are created by the speed limit being 30 and the stop lights not being programmed properly. It sucks now that Arrowhead’s speed has been changed to 30 mph a few years ago. Tell me how many people go 30. 1, and that person causes a bottleneck. Same with Central Entrance from Mesaba to Anderson Road.
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The reason it’s a bottleneck at that intersection, westbound, is that some genius put a curb in the middle of the right lane. Take the curb out and save the 1.5 M.
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It was the “limited government” “no public spending” crowd trying to do things on the cheap. ; )
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Liberals always promise more infrastructure for tax increases. Then they just redistribute or pure waste it..
Mr. Obama “joked” the other day about the scarcity of shovel ready projects. Admitting the “stimulus” was a classic bait and switch.
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If they make the speed limit 40 people will go 50 anyway. The state law is 30 in a residentual area. Do they consider that part of Arrowhead residentual?
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Well, Hallelujah. Too bad they couldn’t get it done before school starts at the new Edison school next to United Health. Now, if someone could just work on the lights at Woodland so multiple east-bound vehicles turning onto North Woodland can go on a light cycle, the line can be shortened there.
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Is it just me, or does the “Detour Route” seem pretty ridiculous? Why not just have the detour go along Norton Rd? Or maybe even Kenwood south to Skyline to Rice Lake Rd? It seems awfully far to have to drive all the way up to Martin Rd to avoid this construction.
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No native would use that ludicrous detour. And why treat visitors this way?
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I don’t know, beats me. I have taken Norton Rd recently, and there’s nothing wrong with it. Yet, even THAT route felt really out-of-the-way to me.
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My husband is convinced that there will be no shutdown nor a detour because the state is shut down and they need a state inspector on site- can someone explain this to him=- even though he read the article- thank you-
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Drove from Duluth to Twin Cites Tuesday morning. No one was working on the construction project north of Hinkley.
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Crazy, just like every other project this city attempts! That detour is nuts…its in our neighborhood area, and the Howard Gnesen Road normally isnt driven with so much traffic; but yesterday it was close to bumper to bumper and no one was going the 30 mi an hr speed limit, oh no, it was 40 mi an hr and higher and not one police or sheriff vehicle to be seen. Then you have the side roads off the Howard Gnesen road and drivers are speeding on those too, especially on the W Calvary Road!
If people dont slow down and the police dont monitor traffic, theres going to be accidents and people will be hurt..and that includes the pedestrians as well!
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I work at the intersection of Rice Lake and Arrowhead. My kids attend a daycare on the other side of Arrowhead. I have to drive several miles in order to get from one place to the other, as I have to drive from Chris Jensen down to Coppertop, up Central Entrance, and across Arlington, although they’re only 1/2 mile apart. You’d think that the organization responsible for this project would have considered making a more workable solution, such as keeping a lane open for local traffic.
What’s really stupid is that they’ve blocked off the Chris Jensen road from through traffic -claiming it’s a private road. The COUNTY owns it! How is that not public property?
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