The second season of the Hwy 61 reconstruction project began today. This brings the start of detours, new stop signs, a 2nd set of stoplights, closed roads and one-way streets transformed into 2-way streets. Both the MN Department of Transportation and local organizations have created a variety of resources to provide current updates, maps and information to assist everyone in getting to where they want to go!

Check out this link for MN Department of Transportation updates and information:

For the most current updates on traffic conditions dial 511 or

Project 61, a local on-line resource, was created by the Cook County Chamber of Commerce, Visit Cook County and Boreal Community Media to assist everyone in maneuvering around and through Grand Marais during the different phases of road construction. Visit the Project 61 page to see maps for flow of traffic, parking information and construction project overview:


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