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I-35 Lane Closures Near Cloquet Start April 21; Southbound Traffic Affected For Bridge Project

Drivers who utilize southbound I-35 near Cloquet will want to know that a bridge project is expected to start on Monday, April 21;  Work on that bridge will cause lane closures for approximately the next two weeks

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Steve Tanko/TSM
Steve Tanko/TSM
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Two Year Bong Bridge Project Starts Today; Get Updated Details About Single Lane Closures And DTA Detours

The two-year long Bong Bridge project starts today - March 31.  Here are the updates on what immediate impact the work will have on drivers.

  • Single-lane closures on both the east and west-bound routes.
  • Reduced speed limits

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Steve Tanko/TSM
Steve Tanko/TSM
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When Does The Bong Bridge Close? Project Starts March 31 But Detour Delayed Until May [Update]

An update on the two year Bong Bridge project that starts on Monday, March 31;  The east-bound/Duluth-bound detour that was scheduled at the beginning has been delayed until May.

The project itself will still commence on March 31 - but drivers will still be able to get to Duluth on the Bong Bridge, albeit with reduced and single-lanes.

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Steve Tanko/TSM
Steve Tanko/TSM
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When Does The Bong Bridge Close? Two Year Project Starts March 31

The two year, $18.2 million dollar project to rebuild the Bong Bridge starts Monday, March 31.  The first phase of the project will close the bridge to Duluth-bound traffic for 7 months.

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Learn About The Highway 23 Paving Project; Public Meeting Scheduled For December 18

The public is invited to a meeting to learn more about a paving project scheduled to begin in spring 2015 on Hwy 23 (Grand Avenue) from Interstate 35 to Beck’s Road.

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(Photo by Thomas Starke/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thomas Starke/Getty Images)
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Southbound I35 To Reopen December 11

Here's some good news for Twin Ports drivers:  the southbound lanes of I35 are set to reopen on Wednesday, December 11.

Repairs to the pilings on Pier 32 beneath southbound I-35 have been made and MnDOT will reopen the southbound lanes between Lake Avenue and 21st Avenue West about mid-morning, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Duluth Drivers Cautioned To Use Posted Detours For Closed Southbound I35 Route

You may think you know your way around Duluth without following a posted detour route, but officials are warning drivers that straying off of the official alternate routes can cause increased traffic congestion.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Southbound I-35 Repair Schedule – Update As Of Nov 22

It looks like commuters in the Twin Ports will be taking detours a little longer.  Originally the closure and repair of southbound I-35 in Duluth was scheduled to take less than a week.  A new timetable released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation revises that schedule and it now appears that drivers will face the closure for 3 to 4 weeks.

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Southbound Interstate 35 Through Duluth Closed For Bridge Pier Repairs

If southbound Interstate 35 through Duluth is a part of your travel route this week, you may want to find an alternative route.

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(Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Highway Work Zone Crashes Spotlight The Need For Caution Near Orange Cones

Two recent work zone-related crashes have the Minnesota Department of Transportation asking for the public's help in keeping everyone safe. Both crashes happened in September, in which three people were killed in the span of five hours and more were seriously injured.

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(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Highway 1/169 Resurfacing Project Near Ely Pauses For The Winter

You can't stop the changing seasons in Minnesota.  As winter gets ready to show itself to the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is pausing the highway resurfacing project near Ely for the season.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Road Closure Will Affect South Superior Drivers October 28 – October 31; State Highway 35 Will Close For Railroad Repairs

Drivers who use State Highway 35 to drive in or out of South Superior will need to use an alternative route as Canadian Pacific Railroad workers perform work on the tracks at North 70th Street.

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