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Source:  Misty Garrick Miller via flickr
Source: Misty Garrick Miller via flickr
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Highway 53 Road Construction Near Cotton Begins May 21

Are you keeping track of all the road construction projects going on around the Northland this summer?  I've lost count.  But, get ready to add one more:  A road renewal project near Cotton on Highway 53 begins on May 21st.

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Source: Nixter via flickr
Source: Nixter via flickr
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Lights Out For The Blatnik Bridge

If you've noticed that one of Duluth's skyline features is dark, you're not seeing things;  The decorative lights on the Blatnik Bridge have been turned off - as workers perform maintenance on the bridge span.

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Source: lirena via flickr
Source: lirena via flickr
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More Road Closures In Duluth; Northbound Ramp Off Blatnik Bridge At I-35 Closes May 21st

Add this to the growing list of road construction projects in the Twin Ports this summer:  The northbound ramp off of the Blatnik Bridge to I-35 (the one that goes over Garfield Avenue) will close for maintenance on Monday, May 21st - from 9AM to 3:30PM.  However, as northbound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge (from Superior towards Duluth) is already closed for a construction project, impact will be minimal.

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Source:  mrbula via flickr
Source: mrbula via flickr
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Blatnik Bridge Project To Close Duluth-Bound Lanes

Drivers who take the Blatnik Bridge to Duluth from Superior will have to use an alternative route this summer.  The scheduled closure of the northbound lanes is happening May 14th.

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Source:  MJIphotos via flickr
Source: MJIphotos via flickr
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Highway 210 Lane Restrictions Begin May 10

Northland drivers that take Highway 210 between Cromwell and Wright should get ready for orange cones, lane restrictions, and delays.

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Source:  rsgreen89 via flickr
Source: rsgreen89 via flickr
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Bridge Project To Commence In Independence

Travelers on Highway 53 to and from the Iron Range will want to be aware of the bridge project scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 8th.

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Source:  Misty-Garrick-Miller. via flickr
Source: Misty-Garrick-Miller. via flickr
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Year Three For The I-35 Mega Project In Duluth

It was only supposed to last two years.  Then, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton shut down operations last summer over the budget impasse;   Those four weeks of idling orange cones has dragged the I-35 Mega Project in the Twin Ports into Year Three.

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Source:  GFvonB via flickr
Source: GFvonB via flickr
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Bong Bridge To See Work; First Roundabout Exit In The Twin Ports

One of the two main bridges in the Twin Ports is about to see some dramatic upgrading;  When it returns to full capacity, it will also usher in the first roundabout in the Duluth-Superior area.
A roundabout is an interstate-style circular road that will get traffic off the Bong Bridge without using stoplights or stop signs

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