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Blatnik Bridge Sweeping Project To Affect Traffic On Monday May 19

Drivers who take the Blatnik Bridge as well as motorists who have been detoured from the Bong Bridge to the Blatnik Bridge need to know about sweeping project that has been scheduled for Monday, May 19 that will affect their commute.

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XtremerX
XtremerX
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Motorists Advised To Use Proper Detour Routes For Bong Bridge Project

The Superior Police Department has issued a call to Twin Ports drivers to follow and abide by the posted detour routes for Highway 2 during the two-year Bong Bridge project.  With most Duluth-bound vehicles now using the Blatnik Bridge until November, congestion is anticipated on city streets.  Utilizing the proper detour route allows authorities to make changes and monitor traffic situations in a more streamlined fashion.

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John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez
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Blatnik Bridge Construction Postponed Due To Bong Bridge Closure

A lot of people scratched their heads yesterday over the logic of scheduling bridge repair on the Blatnik Bridge only two days after the Bong Bridge's westbound lanes closed as part of a two year project.  The Blatnik Bridge was the posted detour for the vehicles that usually use the Bong Bridge.  Traffic backed up considerably and major delays happened during the late morning and midday time period.

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Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media
Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media
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The Blatnik Bridge, a Key Link Between Duluth and Superior, Has Been Classified as “Fracture Critical”

Transportation officials say the Blatnik Bridge is among 7,795 bridges across the country that has been classified as "fracture critical" or "structurally deficient".

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Source:  Chefranden via flickr
Source: Chefranden via flickr
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Blatnik Bridge Lane Closures Start May 13th

Twin Ports residents who use the Blatnik Bridge should be aware that a road construction project gets underway on Monday, May 13th.

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TSM
TSM
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Are the Blatnik and Bong Bridges Open? Here’s How You Find Out

Just about every time we have snowy and windy conditions here in the Twin Ports, someone inevitably blurts out, "they are going to close the bridges!"  And all of us who work across the bridge  (Duluth or Superior side) start to panic we won't make it home.  The frustrating part of this whole situation is that 99% of the time, the bridges don't close, but misinformation is spread anyway by rumors.  Here's where you can go to find out for yourself.

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Source:  Chefranden via flickr
Source: Chefranden via flickr
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Southbound Lanes of Blatnik Bridge to Reopen October 19th

If you've been wondering when the Blatnik Bridge would reopen to Superior-bound drivers - here's the news you've been waiting for;  The south-bound lanes of the "high bridge" will open to traffic this Friday, October 19th - wrapping up a summer's worth of road construction.

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Source:  Studiobaker via flickr
Source: Studiobaker via flickr
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City of Superior Gets Ready For Four Years Of Heavy Road Construction

If you live, work, or play in the City of Superior - get ready for some road construction over the next four years - a LOT of road construction.

Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, along with the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and the Superior Business Improvement District are alerting motorists to what they can expect and ways in which they can get around easier in the coming years - in light of the projects.

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Source: Nixter via flickr
Source: Nixter via flickr
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Lights Out For The Blatnik Bridge

If you've noticed that one of Duluth's skyline features is dark, you're not seeing things;  The decorative lights on the Blatnik Bridge have been turned off - as workers perform maintenance on the bridge span.

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Source:  mrbula via flickr
Source: mrbula via flickr
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Blatnik Bridge Project To Close Duluth-Bound Lanes

Drivers who take the Blatnik Bridge to Duluth from Superior will have to use an alternative route this summer.  The scheduled closure of the northbound lanes is happening May 14th.

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