Trunk Highway 217 is the primary road connecting Littlefork with the rest of northern Minnesota. Beginning in the 1980's, this highway had significant drainage and grading problems for a ¾ mile stretch through main Street in Littlefork. The City procured JPJ Engineering to partner and coordinate city infrastructure and streetscape for the MnDOT improvements on this state highway.
Following an initial city funding request for these improvements, JPJ Engineering's staff worked consistently with five different MnDOT project managers over several years on bringing water and sewer replacements, as well as a streetscape design, into the MnDOT design.
The city of Littlefork appreciated how JPJ Engineering's staff provided a persistent advocacy for their community’s needs and eventually procured funding of local improvements for this trunk highway project. The City of Littlefork continues to utilize JPJ Engineering for a range of engineering projects.
City of Littlefork, Main Street Reconstruction