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Nearly 3 months later, Rice Lake Road to reopen Thursday

DULUTH, MN -- The reopening of Rice Lake Road in Duluth for drivers and pedestrians to have access is set for Thursday evening.

After more than three months of construction, the project is wrapping up and the road will be available for use by 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.

The $4 million improvement project involved reconstructing more than half a mile of Rice Lake Road, widening the intersection at Arlington Avenue and Arrowhead Road, and making improvements to Technology Drive.

The goal of the project was to improve traffic flow and provide a safer area for pedestrians.

The project was sped up earlier this spring when it was announced that schools, specifically the nearby North Star Academy, were closing early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finishing work is still being done in the area, so motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution any time traveling through or near a work zone.

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Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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