MnDOT expects early completion of U.S. Highway 2

After landslide sunk the road in 2008, reconstruction is expected to be completed mid-September

News Grand Forks Herald August 16, 2010
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U.S. Highway 2, east of Crookston, Minn., will be completed by mid-September if weather permits, Shawn Groven, an engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) told the Grand Forks Herald.

Work began on June 7 to remedy a landslide in September 2008 that sank the highway 10 ft at its deepest point.

After an uncooperative June, the weather improved in July and August. The 2-mile reconstruction work is expected to finish a month before its Oct. 16 closing date with all four lanes operating.

MnDOT officials told the Grand Forks Herald that the highway’s proximity to the Red Lake River caused the soil movement that resulted in the landslide.

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