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New Lane And Ramp Closures Begin August 28th on I-35

Here's more evidence that road construction season is in full swing:  New lane and ramp closures begin August 28th on I-35.

Specifically:

On Tuesday August 28th from 8:30 AM to 3PM - the southbound right turn lane on the I-35-Ore Dock Bridge located just south of 27th avenue west will close

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Source: Nixter via flickr
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Blatnik Bridge Lighting Open House Scheduled For August 29th

Twin Ports residents will get their first chance to see the new lighting system that is being proposed for the Blatnik Bridge at an open house on Wednesday, August 29th.

This summer, workers removed the ornamental lighting system that had lit the bridge for the last 15 years or so

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Blatnik Bridge Project Switches Sides August 27th

The endless road construction project on the Blatnik Bridge continues as Department Of Transportation officials get ready to switch sides.

Starting Monday August 27th, drivers heading to Superior, Wisconsin from Duluth, Minnesota will be directed to take the Bong Bridge as an alternate route

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More Road Construction For I-35 In Duluth

The orange cones continue to pile up in the Twin Ports this summer.  The MnDOT has announced single lane closures for I-35 northbound, now through August 15th.

I-35 northbound will be restricted to a single lane near the Cody Street off ramp August 13th through the 15th

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Highway 1 Detour South Of Ely To Continue Until Mid October

Motorists that travel Highway 1 south of Ely will need to continue to use the detour.  Work originally scheduled to be completed by August 15th has not been finished, due to a variety of reasons.

MnDOT officials cite equipment breakdowns and challenging terrain as the primary reason  the timeline for the project has been extended to the middle of October

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Daytime Closures On Oliver Bridge – August 13th Through August 17th

Like it does most summers, the Oliver Bridge is scheduled for some daytime closures so that routine maintenance and inspections can be carried out.   The closure will happen daily Monday August 13th through Friday August 17th - from 7:30 AM to 4 PM

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Southbound Highway 61/London Road To Close – Detour Starts August 8th

Motorists that use southbound Highway 61 into Duluth via London Road will have to use an alternate route or detour starting Wednesday August 8th.

MnDOT is alerting motorists that flood-related culvert work will start on that section of road - a project that is expected to last into late August

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Source: Big Swede Guy via flickr
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Interstate 35 Closing South Of Duluth For Flood Repairs – Starting June 26th

In response to the massive flood damage from last weeks storm, MNDOT is alerting motorists that an area of I-35 just south of Duluth will be closed temporarily.

Specifically, that area - from the southbound I-35 on ramp at Highway 61 to Scanlon will be closed on June 26th from 5:30 AM until approximately 8:30 AM

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Grand Avenue Ramp Off I-35 To Close June 9

Twin Ports motorists that use the Grand Avenue on and off ramps at I-35 need to make other plans on June 9th.  That ramp will close for one day - from 5 AM until the work is complete.

Drivers are instructed to utilize the Central Avenue ramps, which will bring you close to your destination

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Highway 53 Single Lane Bypass Begins June 11

June 11th is the kick-off date for the Highway 53 bridge project near Cotton.  Traffic will be restricted to a single-lane bypass as a new bridge is built over the Paleface River.  That single-lane bypass is less than a mile long, but motorists may encounter backups.

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Road Construction In East End Of Superior Starts June 11

MORE construction!  MORE traffic snarls.   MORE delays.  Superior's East End neighborhood gets their share starting Monday, June 11th as work on 18th Avenue East begins - between East Second Street and East Third Street

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More I-35 Road Construction News

Another day - another orange cone.  The I-35 road construction project between Scanlon and Larson Road heats up next week, as drivers will start to encounter single-lane, head-on traffic.  Workers continue their work on the roadway with a project that is expected to snarl traffic well into the middle of October.  That work begins on Thursday, June 7th.

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