Becks Road Detour Ends Friday, Complete Oct. 12
Posted at: 09/24/2012 3:59 PM
| Updated at: 09/24/2012 10:55 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
The Becks Road detour is set to end September 28 making the commute from far West Duluth to I-35 much easier.
The road construction started this spring and has forced people in far west Duluth to take a lengthy detour to access the interstate. The project was set to be complete September 22, but it has lasted longer because of summer flooding.
“Summer flooding washed out about 1,000 feet of road that we actually had already rebuilt up,” St. Louis County Resident Engineer Steve Krasaway said. “We had to go back and redo all of that 1,000 feet.”
The flood also wiped out an alternate route to the detour on Highway 210. Residents in communities west of Duluth said it has been a headache to deal with.
“Every week, going all the way to west end, it's been just a nightmare,” Gary resident Mike Mathias said. “Everyday I've been looking to see if it's open.”
While the detour will end Friday, it will still be a gravel road with construction taking place. Cars will still be able to travel on the street, and it will by paved by October 12.