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What Will The New Highway 53 Bridge Look Like? [Video]

If you've been following the Highway 53 Relocation Project on the Iron Range, you've no doubt heard about the bridge they're building that will cross Rouchleau Pit - just to the east of the City of Virginia. When it's done and the new highway is open, that bridge will be the tallest one in the state - rising more than 200 feet over the water below.

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Blatnik Bridge To Reopen Friday, October 7 – Three Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Twin Ports drivers - rejoice!  All of the lanes of the Blatnik Bridge will reopen to traffic tomorrow morning - Friday, October 7 - three weeks ahead of schedule!  The only caveat:  They won't reopen until 9:00 AM - after the morning drive-time.

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New York City Tops Nation In Income Inequality
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MNDOT Urges Pedestrian Safety, Fall Is Deadliest Time Of The Year

Now that we are in the fall season MNDOT urges people to be careful when crossing the street, walking by roadways, or biking. This is the worst time of the year for pedestrians according to most research. Why is the fall the deadliest time of year? Many reasons, that's why you should exercise care when walking or biking somewhere.

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Application Approved To Frack Existing Gas Site In Ryedale
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Be Cautious Of Farm Equipment On Roads This Harvest Season

Fall harvest brings crops out of the ground and farm equipment onto the roads.  If your usual route takes you along a rural road or highway, you need to be aware of these tractors and farm implements that aren't usually on the roadways.

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Oliver Bridge To Close September 29 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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Southern States First To Feel Effects Of Massive Winter Storm
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MNDOT Gets Ready For Winter With Snowplow Training Program

Winter's on it's way!  And in order to combat the ice and snow that Mother Nature always leaves for us in  the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding their annual Snowplow Operator Training over the next few weeks.

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Blatnik Bridge Closure Switches Sides September 14

The on-going repair work on the Blatnik Bridge will switch courses - and directions - on Wednesday, September 14.  On that date the southbound lanes that had been closed to traffic will re-open and the northbound lanes will close for approximately four weeks.  In addition, one southbound lane at the center of the span will remain closed to traffic to lessen the weight load.

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New Orleans Prepares To Mark 10 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Caution Around School Buses

School has been in session for about a week now around the State of Minnesota and as students and parents settle into their school year routine, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use caution, safety and common sense around school buses.

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Garfield Avenue To Close September 10-11

In order to accommodate the Drag Race and Car Show that's happening on Garfield Avenue this weekend, the street will need to be closed to traffic for the majority of the weekend.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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Highway 37 To See One-Week Closure Starting September 19

Northern Minnesota drivers know Highway 37 as the short-cut from Highway 53 west - towards Hibbing.  Work to rebuild a railroad crossing will close that route for about a week, beginning Monday, September 19.

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Carmageddon Returns To Los Angeles
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Highway 53 Resurfacing Project Restricts Traffic Near Eveleth Starting September 7

Drivers who travel on Highway 53 near Highway 37 and Eveleth will want to know about a major resurfacing project that will restrict traffic for the next month and half.

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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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