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An Update On The Closure Times For The Oliver Bridge Project

As reported earlier, the Oliver Bridge will close for long periods of time this summer in order for CN Railroad to make repairs to the upper deck (the deck that contains the train track).  In general, the closures will happen during the daytime hours on most weekdays - excluding holidays - through the end of October.

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Can Of Worms Ramp Inspection Work Happens April 19 & 20

One of Duluth's busiest interchanges will see some orange cones on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation inspect ramps and bridges at the Can of Worms on I-35.

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JOHN GOMEZ
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Drivers To Slow Down In Road Construction Zones; “Don’t Be That Driver!” Event Happens This Week

Orange cone season is here and the Northland is on tap for multiple road projects this summer.  As they gear up for the work ahead, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are urging drivers to slow down and be alert in work zones.

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Oliver Bridge To Close Daily April 27 – October 31

According to Douglas County officials, the Oliver Bridge will be closed on a daily basis starting April 27 in order to perform annual maintenance and inspections.

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Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Project Resumes Construction Schedule April 11; Second Summer Of Work Will See Completion In October

Heads up if you drive the Grand Avenue/Highway 23 route from Gary-New Duluth to West Duluth as part of your daily drive:  The second (and final) year of work on the major rehabilitation of the roadway will resume on Monday, April 11.

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I-35 Resurfacing And Bridgework To Begin April 11 In Pine County

Heads up if you travel south on I-35 towards the Twin Cities.  A summer-long road project is set to get underway next week that will affect your route.

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St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Urges Caution On Rural Roads; Spring Weather Causes Washouts

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office has issued a call for caution when traveling on the rural roadways in our area.  The recent rash of warmer weather and rainfall has caused washouts and flooded roadways.

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Southern States First To Feel Effects Of Massive Winter Storm
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Snowplow Safety On The Roads Will Keep You And Others Safe In Snowy Conditions

Remember, they are only doing their job! You can do some things to help them and be safe on the roads. When you follow too close to the snowplow you are endangering yourself and the driver, as well as other motorists. Here's a few things to help you stay safe when driving in winter weather.

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Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year
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Minnesota’s Highways Converting To LED Light Fixtures; MNDOT To Convert Entire State By 2020

The Federal government passed legislation that banned manufacturers from making and selling incandescent light bulbs for consumers a few years ago.  LED bulbs quickly became the new go-to bulb of choice for many home users.  Now it appears that the State of Minnesota is getting ready to join the trend.

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Spring Road Restrictions Go Into Effect For St. Louis County On March 8

It's a sure sing that Old Man Winter is on it's last days (or weeks);  St. Louis County has released their Spring Road Restrictions - which take effect on Tuesday, March 8.  Drivers who operate vehicles with an axle weight that's greater than 5 tons need to be in compliance while the postings are in place.

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Speed To Increase On Highway 210 – Between I-35 And 169 Junction

It appears that officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have finally heard the cries from motorists that regularly travel Highway 210 between Carlton and Aitkin County.  The state road agency has announced plans to raise the speed limit.

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Moose Lake Residents To Learn About Upcoming Plans For Highways 73, Highway 27, And Highway 289

Looks like the Moose Lake area will be a sea of orange cones this summer as road crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation get to work on three highways in the area.  Highways 27, 73, ad 289 are set to see improvements and officials with MNDOT want to alert the public to the plans.

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