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Buckle Up! Law Enforcement Promotes Seat Belt Usage With Click It Or Ticket Event – May 22-June 4

Historically, the weeks around Memorial Day can be some of the highest for automobile accidents.  With the large number of vehicles on the road, drivers need to do all they can to be proactive.

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Germany Invests In Its Roads
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Highway 53 Project In Grand Lake Township Starts May 15

A turn lane project on Highway 53 will begin on Monday, May 15 in Grand Lake Township.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a month-plus long project that will install turning lanes on 53 just south of Caribou Lake Road.

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MNDOT Plans Bridge Inspections; Ramp Closures Happen April 24-27

With two major bridges in the Twin Ports - not to mention an interstate highway and miles of highway - road maintenance is a significant concern.  The crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation work diligently to inspect and repair the roadways we use each and every day.

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Annual Spring Cleaning On Bong And Blatnik Bridges Starts This Week

I guess you could call it another sure sign of spring:  the annual salt/sand sweeping on the Bong and Blatnik Bridges - and the "Can of Worms" interchange and Boundary Avenue to 21st Avenue East area of I-35 starts this week.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to be aware of the process and to use caution when approaching the work convoy.

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China Projects Delayed By New Sri Lankan Administration
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Highway 169 Tower To Ely Realignment Project Gets Underway

If you've ever driven the highway between Tower and Ely, you've probably determined that that stretch of 169 has been in serious need of some improvements for some time.  Besides the obvious routine upkeep, the route to Ely has long been on the drawing board for a realignment to reduce its narrow, curvy nature.

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Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Work Resumes April 10; Two Year Project Now On Year Three

It looks like the calculations were a little off - but - it should be nice when it's all done.  The touted two-year project to completely rebuild Grand Avenue/Highway 23 is stretching into its third year as work resumes on Monday, April 10.

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TSM/Nick Stoltman
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Drain Work To Close I-35 Ramp To Downtown Duluth And Canal Park

Drivers in the downtown Duluth area can expect some delays and detours on Thursday, March 16 as crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation work to clean plugged drains along I-35.  The work will affect the southbound I-35 ramp at 256B which diverts traffic to Lake Avenue and 5th Avenue West.

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I-35 Ramps Closed Due To Flooding

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have closed some I-35 ramps in the downtown area due to flooding and standing water.  Specifically, the southbound I-35 exit ramps at Lake Avenue and at 5th Avenue West have been shut down.  Drivers should anticipate having to take alternate routes.

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Where Are Roundabouts Located In Wisconsin?

Last summer the Twin Ports received its first roundabout - at the foot of the Bong Bridge on the Wisconsin side.  Until that intersection went round, the closest roundabout was just to the west of Ashland on Highway 2.

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Load Restrictions Mark The Changing Seasons In Northern Minnesota

If you drive a heavy truck for personal or job-related reasons, you're probably well-versed in the way that the changing seasons affect weight-limits on our roadways.  This past weekend brought about a change as winter load increases for Minnesota state highways has lapsed.  This means that drivers will now need to heed the regular limits on all roads.

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U.S. Skies and Roads Busy Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend
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MNDOT Wants Your Opinion On I-494/Highway 62 Congestion Relief Project

The freeway route that cuts through the heart of the Twin Cities metro is in for some improvements and the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to know your opinions.  MNDOT wants to ease congestion on the corridor, and they would like to know what you think.

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Duluth-Superior Winter Bridge Etiquette 101

So you may have noticed that we get a little snow and ice here in the Twin Ports from time to time.  The average winter brings measurable snow every couple of days with at least 3 or 4 major snow events for the season.  You may have also noticed that our Twin Ports community is divided by the St. Louis River, which requires a bridge to travel to-and-from Duluth and Superior.  We have two major bridge option routes to choose from in the heart of the metro, with a few outlying choices as well.

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