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Cook County Highway Department Announces Multi-Use Trail Construction Project in Grand Marais

Aug 12, 2022 10:22AM ● By Laura Durenberger
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From the Cook County Highway Department - August 12, 2022

The Cook County highway department announced the kick-off for a new construction project today. It will be a Multi-Use Trail, located on the West side of the Gunflint Trail from TH 61 to 5th St/CR 7. The Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Multi-Use Trail will be a 10-foot-wide bituminous trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction will begin the week of August 15th and is expected to last one month.

Per Robert Hass, Cook County Highway Department Head, “The trail is part of creating a more walkable community via the adopted pedestrian plans through the City of Grand Marais and Cook County.” The contract was awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., the low bidder at $263,741. Cook County was awarded a competitive grant through the SRTS program for $206,000 and the remainder of the project will be paid for through our annual municipal state aid highway (MSAH) allocation from the state.

For additional information, please call the Cook County Highway Department, 218-387-3014 or visit:


About Cook County, MN

Cook County encompasses the sovereign nation of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the City of Grand Marais; the Townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder; and unincorporated areas in the easternmost part of Minnesota’s North Shore. Cook County Government values transparency and strives to deliver superior services and programs in a fiscally responsible way. We value the dignity of all County residents and seek to create a community that provides opportunity for all. Many of our offices are in the Cook County Courthouse at 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais 55604. Other departments and facilities, such as the Airport, Community Center, Highway and Sheriff are located nearby. Call 218-387-3000 or visit:

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