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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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Can-Of-Worms Intersection Ramp To See Closure And Inspection On Monday August 15

As we make our way through the tail-end of the summer road construction season, it seems like a new unplanned project springs up just about every other day.  Now you can add one more closure and traffic disruption at the Can-Of-Worms Intersection at I-35, Highway 53 and the Blatnik Bridge.

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Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
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MNDOT Revises Schedule For Blatnik Bridge Closures; New Start Date Is August 22

As we reported yesterday, the Blatnik Bridge is scheduled for about 8 weeks of repairs - which will result in total lane closures on both the north and south-bound lanes.  The original date for the beginning of this project was to be Monday, August 15.  A new revised timeline from the Minnesota Department of Transportation has that start date moved to Monday, August 22.

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Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
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UPDATE: Significant Closures on Blatnik Bridge to Impact Traffic Starting August 22

For anyone that uses the Blatnik Bridge to travel between Duluth and Superior, you should look for an alternative route starting August 22. A scheduled repair project to the bridge is set to begin on Monday, August 22 that will have a significant impact on traffic into October. 

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NZ Prepares For Release Of Budget
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Road Work To Delay Traffic At Highway 53 And Haines Road Starting August 8

Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be making improvements to the intersection of Highway 53 and Haines Road beginning Monday, August 8.  Drivers and expect lane closures and may experience some delays during the course of the work.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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August 2 To Bring Extra-Long Delays Along Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Project In West Duluth

A heads up to drivers who take Grand Avenue/Highway 23 between West Duluth and Gary-New Duluth:  Tuesday, August 2 will see the potential for extra-long delays in the work zone.

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China Projects Delayed By New Sri Lankan Administration
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Tower Avenue Roadwork Begins August 1

Road crews will begin to fix a problem in South Superior that arose after traffic was reduced from two lanes to one.  Work begins on the project on August 1 and will impact commute times.

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NZ Labour Party Announces Budget
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MNDOT Inspections Affect Blatnik Bridge And 21st Avenue West Ramp At I-35

A series of annual inspections on the Blatnik Bridge and at the Can-Of-Worms Interchange will affect traffic over the new week or two.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Storm Damage To Board Of Trade Building Necessitates Temporary Closure Of Part Of First Street West

Repair work on the Board of Trade Building in downtown Duluth will necessitate the closing of the 300 block of First Street West temporarily - while a crane is assembled. The repairs are needed due to to damage that the building sustained during the storm on July 21.

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Manholes Pop Up Near Empire State Building
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4th Street Reconstruction Project Underway

The much-talked about reconstruction project on 4th Street is underway;  St. Louis County crews started on Monday on  the work which will wrap up sometime this fall.

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Steve Tanko
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Highway 23/Grand Avenue Reduced To Single Lane With Signal For Next Three Weeks; Major Delays Expected

If you travel highway 23/Grand Avenue between West Duluth and Gary-New Duluth - get ready for some additional delays.  Work is already progressing in this the second year of the two-year project to totally rebuild the roadway - work that has been needed for some time.  Drivers who use this route have already faced orange cones and some backups the last two summers.  Now those delays are about to get worse.

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Phoenix Commuters Major Traffic Congestion
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Use The Zipper Merge Technique In Construction Zones

With some high-profile (not to mention busy and backed-up) road construction projects in the Northland, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are reminding and urging drivers to utilize the Zipper Merge technique when forced to blend driving lanes.

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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MNDOT And WISDOT Close Highway Between Hinckley To Danbury Due To Flooding

Cresting waters on the St. Croix River have caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to jointly close the route between Hinckley and Danbury.  High water at the bridge is causing the closure.

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