Drivers who use Mesaba Avenue will have an interesting summer of lane closures and detours, but the end result should be well worth the trade-off.  Work to eliminate the "west-bound-weave" that occurs at the bottom of the roadway - where it meets both I-35 and Superior Street - will begin May 15.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, drivers can expect a myriad of construction obstacles in the area where Mesaba meets Superior Street.  The multi-year project to rebuild Superior Street also commences this summer - turning a heavily-traveled Twin Ports intersection into one large construction site.

When the Mesaba Avenue work is finished in October of this year, drivers will see a new bridge that goes over Superior Street, eliminating the current design which "weaves" west-bound drivers across multiple lanes of traffic in order to continue on to I-35 or Superior Street.