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Obama's New Budget Calls For Major Investments Into Public Works Projects
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$4.2 Million Resurfacing Project To Start On Highway 37; Major Impacts Expected

Drivers who take the Highway 37 short-cut on the Iron Range can expect major impacts for the rest of the summer as MNDOT crews kick-off a $4.2 million resurfacing project.  The good news: When it's done, it'll greatly improve the roadway.

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MNDOT Warns About Toxic Ditch Vegetation

What's the old saying about knee-high corn by the 4th of July?  That same principle could be applied to roadside weeds and vegetation;  by this point of the summer season, a lot of ditches are filled with overgrowth.  What you may not know or be aware of is that some of these weeds have the potential to be toxic even through skin contact.

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Wildflowers Bloom On First Day Of Summer After Record Rainy Winter
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MNDOT Offers Information About Upcoming Project On Highway 48 Near Hinckley

A popular route "back" to the Northland is scheduled for some resurfacing work the last half of this summer.  Highway 48 east out of Hinckley will see lane closures and one-way traffic beginning September 11 as work crews make significant improvements to the roadway.

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Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
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Highway 169 Temporary Lane Closures Begin July 17

Summer is the season of road construction!  As we near the half-way point to the summer construction season, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some work that will require temporary lane closures well into fall.

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Chrylser To File For Bankruptcy
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Duluth Loses Some Of Its One-Way Avenues Next Week

If you drive in the downtown area you'll want to be a little more alert starting next week.  Three of the one-way avenues in downtown Duluth will be converting towards being two-way roads starting Monday, July 17.  The project is designed to ease access to downtown businesses and the area in general.  The move will be gradual and in stages over the next week.

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Tower Avenue/Belknap Street Intersection To Close To Traffic Tonight

As the multi-year Belknap Street project in Superior rolls along, the work will necessitate a complete closure of a major intersection this evening.

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Los Angeles's 405 Freeway Re-Opens Ahead Of Schedule
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MNDOT Plans 4-Year Rebuild For I-35W; Project Starts In August

If you thought traffic was bad in the Twin Cities now - get ready!  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are getting ready to kick off a massive 4-year rebuild for the stretch of I-35W that runs through the heart of the city.

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Highway 169 Resurfacing Project In Progress Until Mid-October

Summer is the season that a lot of people take to the open road for one reason or another - whether it's to head to the lake or cabin or just because.  Unfortunately, orange cones tend to go hand-in-hand with the summer season, as road crews work diligently to squeeze in their necessary repairs and maintenance during the few months of nice weather we get in our area.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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Major I-35W Closure To Affect Metro Traffic This Weekend

Bridge removal, paving, and general maintenance will completely close a major stretch of I-35W in the Twin Cities Metro this weekend - forcing drivers to take alternate routes. The close will occur on the stretch of I-35W that runs between Burnsville and Bloomington - specifically between I-35E and I-494.

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MNDOT Unveils Roundabout Plans For I-35/Highway 33 Intersection Near Cloquet

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has big plans to improve the safety of a problematic intersection in the Northland and our area is about to see a major roundabout.  MNDOT has announced plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 33 in Cloquet.

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Blatnik Bridge To See 3 Week Inspection – July 10-July 27

One of the sure signs of summer in the Northland:  Orange cones!  Drivers who use the Blatnik Bridge can expect to see a lot of them - three weeks worth - in July.

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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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