New Sidewalk Ready for Walking, Rolling, and Strolling

Over the past few weeks, a transformation has taken place along County Road 7/5th Street in Grand Marais. It started with some digging…and resulted in a safe place for people to walk to school, to a doctor’s visit, to the YMCA, and to the rest of Grand Marais.

When the crew first showed up, it almost seemed too good to be true. Was the sidewalk really coming?

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But of course it was true and a sidewalk was in the works. Over time, the transformation progressed…

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And before too long, a sidewalk was poured, and folks started to use it right away.P1000195

On August 6th, the community gathered to celebrate the new sidewalk and the prioritization of safety for people of all ages walking and biking. We want to thank the young helpers from Cooperation Station Daycare for their excellent ribbon holding and cutting performance. To see more photos, check out the Moving Matters Facebook page.

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Thank you to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the County Highway Department, Northland Construction, and the many people who advocated for this sidewalk.

Update: the crosswalk striping across 5th Ave. West/Old Gunflint Trail is completed, connecting the two sidewalks. Check it out on one of these beautiful summer days!

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