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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 reduc…
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 Aven…
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 …
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.
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. Lo…
MNDOT Installs Plow Cams On Their Snowplow Fleet
Northlanders looking for a different perspective on road conditions can now access the view from the crews battling the worst that Mother Nature throws our way.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation made the announcement that they have installed plow cams on some of  their 838 snowpl…
Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?
In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up:  Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways.  The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.

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