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When Does The Bong Bridge Project Start? Superior-Bound Lanes Close April 13 As Part Of Two-Year Project

Year Number Two of the work on the Bong Bridge commences Monday, April 13 as the eastbound or Superior-bound lanes close to traffic until November 2015.  When it's finished, the work will represent a total rebuild of the deck - something that has never occurred since the bridge first opened to traffic in 1984.  It will also see the new roundabout as a fully-functioning intersection.

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Melissa Mercier;
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Highway 53 Relocation Project Details Make For An Interesting Read

As the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues its plans for the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia details are starting to be made public.  Some of those project details are rather interesting.

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Where Is Minnesota Spendings Its Money On Safe Routes To School? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Releases The Names Of The Counties That Received Grant Money

Biking and walking:  These are the most-common forms of transportation for children.  Recently, the State of Minnesota pledged to make the routes to school safer for those who utilize those means on a daily basis.

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Spring Weight Restrictions Begin March 13 For The Northland

It's that time year - time for spring weight restrictions on area roads and highways.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have issued the following information that drivers - especially truck drivers - need to know:

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Winners Of Minnesota Department Of Transportation’s Aviation Art Contest Announced

The kids of Minnesota are pretty talented - like we needed to tell you that.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently held an Aviation Art Contest to promote general and commercial aviation throughout the state. The winning submissions have been announced.

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John M. Chase;
John M. Chase;
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Ash Tree Removal Process To Occur Near Blatnik Bridge March 6

The City of Superior has been proactive in battling the Emerald Ash Borer that has affected Ash trees across the region.  During the past year, the city has been systematically removing Ash trees - whether they have been infected or not - from city-owned property and rights of way.  That process is set to occur near the Blatnik Bridge on Friday, March 6.

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Speed Limits Increase On Some Minnesota Highways; Five Year Study Could Potentially Bring More Changes In The Future

New speed limit signs are about to go up on about 340 miles of northern Minnesota highways - the direct result of a five-year study from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Sandra Mu - Getty Images News
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Speed Limits to Rise to 60 mph On Several Minnesota Highways

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed a five-year study of several two-lane Minnesota highways, and the result will be the raising of the speed limits to 60 mph on 340 miles of highways across the state.

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Where Can I Ride My Bike In Minnesota? New Statewide Bicycle System Plan Closer To Becoming Reality With A Series Of Public Meetings

Get on your bicycles and ride!

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Minnesota’s State Rail Plan Moves Forward; A Series Of Informational Meetings Gather Public Opinion

Another round of public meetings are scheduled to happen regarding the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled this second round to allow the general public the opportunity to make their comments and input known to officials that are in the planning phase.

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Collateral Research Ready For Highway 1/169 Project; Work Will Improve The Road Between Tower And Ely

Highway 53 isn't the only roadway that will see movement over the next few years on the Iron Range;  Plans are underway to alter the route that Highway 1/169 takes between Tower and Ely to create a safer route for motorists.

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Environmental Impact Statement For Highway 53 Relocation Project Is Released; Learn About The Ways You Can Review It For Yourself

Even though we're in the "off season" for road construction projects, there is plenty of movement on the Highway 53 Relocation Project that is planned for 2017.  Now that the state has firmed up plans and selected an alternate route, the work on what impact this roadway will have on our environment is underway.

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