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I-35 Bridge Maintenance Starts June 26

Heads up for drivers who use I-35:  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be doing routine bridge maintenance next week that might affect your commute.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
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Superior’s 21st Street Viaduct To Close June 22

Maintenance repairs will close part of one of the viaducts in Superior on Thursday.  Officials with the City of Superior are warning drivers about a daytime closure of the west-bound lane of the 21st Street Viaduct on June 22 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

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Highway 73 Roundabout Public Meeting Scheduled For June 28

Residents on the Iron Range will get an update about one of two roundabouts under construction right now.  The roundabout in Chisholm - where Highway 73 and County Road 5 intersect - will be the focus of a meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Chisholm Senior Center.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

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Belknap Street Project Update For June 19

Year One of the two-year Belknap Street reconstruction project in Superior is well underway with measurable progress being made each day.  The scope of the $23 million project for this summer is primarily the east and west ends of the roadway that is also the route that US Highway 2 uses as it runs through the heart of the city.  Next year the focus will shift to the middle part of the route.

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Cathy Kates
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UPDATE: Kudos To City Of Duluth, Fills Potholes In Record Time And Gives Number To Report Road Issues

I had planned on writing a blog to inform people in my neighborhood of road work starting in our area when I realized it was about 4-5 blocks from some huge potholes I encounter almost every day.  So, I asked what it would take to get them to slide over and fill them, apparently, it just takes asking.  They also gave me a number to share so you can call in your pothole issues.

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City Of Duluth Road Crews Want You To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It's no secret that we're in the summer road construction season.  And whether that project is on a highway with orange cones stretching for 20 miles or on a city street corner with single sign, the law mandates that you slow down;  common sense mandates that you be observant and extra-cautious.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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You Could Name The New Highway 53 Bridge On The Iron Range

Construction continues on the new 1,100-foot  bridge that spans the Rouchleau Pit east of Virginia as part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  Work began in 2015 and is expected to wrap up this fall - ushering in a new route for the arterial roadways that cuts its way through the Iron Range north towards Canada.

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Obama's New Budget Calls For Major Investments Into Public Works Projects
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Two Duluth Road Projects Start This Week

Two different road projects that start this week will affect drivers for a portion of the summer.  The City of Duluth is advising that a project on east 4th Street and one on 24th Avenue West are starting today.

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Homie Kates
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Road Improvements In Lincoln Park Miss My Potholes By Just Blocks

The plan is to fix roadways in the Lincoln Park District on 24th Ave West between 5th and 6th Street.  There is no doubt that work needs to be done, but they are just shy of roadwork near my home that could take an axle off if you aren't paying attention.  How do I get them to add a fix of another three potholes about four block from where they're working, to their list?

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Michigan Street West To See Sewer Project; Public Meeting Scheduled For June 1

If you live, work, or populate the downtown area, you'll want to know about an upcoming project slated for Michigan Street West.  A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1 to outline the plans for a sewer lining project to happen later this summer. The meeting will happen at 8:00 AM in the Duluth City Hall, Room 303.

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Temporary Rumble Strips Now Mandatory For Wisconsin Road Projects That Require A Flagger

Summer is the construction season so it's no doubt that you've encountered some orange cones and signs already this time of year.  Along with lane closures, some projects require temporary shutdowns of roadways - requiring a flagger to direct vehicles through.  Now - a new requirement from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will add temporary rumble strip overlays to those projects that mandate a flagger.

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Culvert Project Closes Parts Of Lakewood Road

Living in the Northland you know the drill:  There are only so many weeks of nice weather so the summer season tends to be full of road construction projects!  Along those lines, a culvert project will close down a portion of Lakewood Road for the next few weeks,

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