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Oliver Bridge To Close September 13-15 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Holiday Weekend Travel Expected To Higher Than Last Year
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I-35 Ramp Paving Project Near Scanlon Starts August 29

Drivers who utilize any one of the ramps on I-35 near Scanlon will want to know about a paving project that starts on Monday, August 29.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a week-long project to re-pave the I-35 on and off ramps in the Scanlon area.

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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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What Is Chip Sealing And Why Does It Look Like The County Is Repairing Roads They Just Resurfaced?

I'll admit it - I had the same question when I recently saw orange cones and work crews on the newly-resurfaced Arlington Avenue:  Why does it look like the county is working on a road that they just made a year ago.  The signs along the roadway talk about "fresh oil" and "chip sealing" - but offer little to no information about what is really going on.

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Migrants Trapped In Greece As Borders Are Closed
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Highway 61 Repair Project Restricts Traffic Near Knife River Until Early September

MNDOT crews are back at work on Highway 61 near Knife River - making concrete repairs.  As they progress through their punch-list, drivers will experience single-lane closures in that area that cold result in delays.

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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Can-Of-Worms Intersection Ramp To See Closure And Inspection On Monday August 15

As we make our way through the tail-end of the summer road construction season, it seems like a new unplanned project springs up just about every other day.  Now you can add one more closure and traffic disruption at the Can-Of-Worms Intersection at I-35, Highway 53 and the Blatnik Bridge.

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Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
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MNDOT Revises Schedule For Blatnik Bridge Closures; New Start Date Is August 22

As we reported yesterday, the Blatnik Bridge is scheduled for about 8 weeks of repairs - which will result in total lane closures on both the north and south-bound lanes.  The original date for the beginning of this project was to be Monday, August 15.  A new revised timeline from the Minnesota Department of Transportation has that start date moved to Monday, August 22.

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NZ Prepares For Release Of Budget
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Road Work To Delay Traffic At Highway 53 And Haines Road Starting August 8

Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be making improvements to the intersection of Highway 53 and Haines Road beginning Monday, August 8.  Drivers and expect lane closures and may experience some delays during the course of the work.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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August 2 To Bring Extra-Long Delays Along Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Project In West Duluth

A heads up to drivers who take Grand Avenue/Highway 23 between West Duluth and Gary-New Duluth:  Tuesday, August 2 will see the potential for extra-long delays in the work zone.

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NZ Labour Party Announces Budget
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MNDOT Inspections Affect Blatnik Bridge And 21st Avenue West Ramp At I-35

A series of annual inspections on the Blatnik Bridge and at the Can-Of-Worms Interchange will affect traffic over the new week or two.

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Steve Tanko
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Highway 23/Grand Avenue Reduced To Single Lane With Signal For Next Three Weeks; Major Delays Expected

If you travel highway 23/Grand Avenue between West Duluth and Gary-New Duluth - get ready for some additional delays.  Work is already progressing in this the second year of the two-year project to totally rebuild the roadway - work that has been needed for some time.  Drivers who use this route have already faced orange cones and some backups the last two summers.  Now those delays are about to get worse.

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Phoenix Commuters Major Traffic Congestion
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Use The Zipper Merge Technique In Construction Zones

With some high-profile (not to mention busy and backed-up) road construction projects in the Northland, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are reminding and urging drivers to utilize the Zipper Merge technique when forced to blend driving lanes.

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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MNDOT And WISDOT Close Highway Between Hinckley To Danbury Due To Flooding

Cresting waters on the St. Croix River have caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to jointly close the route between Hinckley and Danbury.  High water at the bridge is causing the closure.

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