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Town Of Summit Road To Close For Balsam Creek Bridge Replacement
Douglas County drivers who use County Trunk Highway B in the Town of Summit will need to find an alternative route for a while.  Work crews will begin to replace the bridge that crosses Balsam Creek on Monday, May 1;  the work is expected to start by 7:00 AM.  The road lies to the sou…
More Details About This Summers Oliver Bridge Work Released
Details about the work to be performed this summer on the Oliver Bridge continue to slowly trickle out from the authorities involved.  Since the initial word was released that the bridge would see daytime closures again this summer, officials have revised the start date - from April 17 to April…
MNDOT Plans Bridge Inspections; Ramp Closures Happen April 24-27
With two major bridges in the Twin Ports - not to mention an interstate highway and miles of highway - road maintenance is a significant concern.  The crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation work diligently to inspect and repair the r…
Revised Start Date For Oliver Bridge Daily Closures
Although original reports has the Oliver Bridge set to resume the summer daily closure schedule on Monday, April 17 - it appears that that start date has been revised slightly.  According to the flashing data sign that signals drivers on the approach to both sides of the bridge, the start date is no…
Roundabout Considered For Hermantown Intersection
Two years ago there were none.  Then, transportation officials unveiled a roundabout at the base of the Bong Bridge after a multi-year rebuilding project.  Hibbing and Chisholm are at the receiving end of one each this summer.  Now, it appears that the Duluth-Superior area could be se…
Highway 169 Tower To Ely Realignment Project Gets Underway
If you've ever driven the highway between Tower and Ely, you've probably determined that that stretch of 169 has been in serious need of some improvements for some time.  Besides the obvious routine upkeep, the route to Ely has long been on the drawing board for a realignment to reduc…
MNDOT Uses “Smart Bridge Technology” To Study Defects
Living in the Twin Ports, most of us probably cross one of the two major bridges in the St. Louis River Bay often - if not daily.  Crossing over from one city - and state - is so easy, it's really second nature and we usually don't even think about it.  That is - until something happens.  The 2007 c…
WISDOT Reminder: No Cell Phones In Construction Zones
Along with nicer temperatures and (eventually) rain and fog, one of the sure signs of spring in the Northland is the large number of orange cones that start to make their appearance along roadways.  For sure, the summer road construction season is brisk with projects in our part of the country.
Three Road Projects Start Monday In Superior
Three week-long road projects in Superior will kick-off on Monday, March 27.  Crews with the City of Superior will be making concrete repairs to two major arterial routes:  US Highway 2/53 on the eastern edge of town and on Tower Avenue/Highway 35.

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