Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News releases

MnDOT recommends preferred alternative for Hwy 53 relocation (Nov. 18, 2014)

Flashing yellow arrow traffic signal to be re-activated in Cloquet (Nov. 17, 2014)

MnDOT to announce Hwy 53 relocation developments (Nov. 17, 2014)

I-35 ramp reopens in Cloquet(Oct. 1, 2014)

Culkin Rest Area on I-35 near Mahtowa to reopen (Sept. 23, 2014)

Project status meeting to discuss Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project scheduled Oct. 10 in Ely (Sept. 15, 2014)

Test foundations work begins in Rouchleau Pit in Virginia (Sept. 15, 2014)

Temporary bridge closures scheduled in Duluth (Sept. 5, 2014)

Cable median barrier project begins Aug. 25 on Interstate 35 in Carlton and St. Louis Counties (Aug. 18, 2014)

Hwy 1 final paving scheduled Aug. 20 – 23 in Murphy City (Aug. 13, 2014)

Temporary bridge closures scheduled in Duluth (Aug. 13, 2014)

Hwy 73 to close August 19 – 21 in Cromwell (Aug. 12, 2014)

Temporary ramp closure scheduled August 12 in Duluth (Aug. 1, 2014)

Gillette Avenue entrance to Walmart, area businesses to close Aug. 6 for seven days in Cloquet (Aug. 1, 2014)

New law to help increase work zone safety (July 24, 2014)

Heavy rain causes pavement settlement at three areas on Hwy 53 near Ash River (July 22, 2014)

Hwy 61 centerline rumble strip filling project begins in late-July in Cook, Lake County (July 22, 2014)

Rouchleau Pit media drill rig tour July 17 in Virginia (July 16, 2014)

Project status meeting to discuss Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project scheduled July 15 in Ely (July 8, 2014)

I-535/Blatnik Bridge routine bridge inspection scheduled (July 7, 2014)

MnDOT announces Hwy 53 relocation timing (July 2, 2014)

Hwy 61/London Road drainage improvement project begins July 7 in Duluth (June 30, 2014)

Hwy 73 traffic detour begins July 7 in St. Louis County (June 30, 2014)

Highway 33 weekly construction update meetings begin June 17 in Cloquet (June 12, 2014)

Highway 61 traffic restrictions begin June 12 in Lake County (June 12, 2014)

Hwy 61 traffic restrictions begin June 9 in Cook County (June 5, 2014)

Northbound Hwy 33 restricted to a single lane June 10 in Cloquet (June 5, 2014)

Flood-damaged section of Hwy 210 to be rebuilt in Jay Cooke State Park (June 3, 2014)

Northbound I-35 restricted to a single lane June 1 in Scanlon (May 30, 2014)

4th Annual Northeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths workshop convenes in Duluth (May 27, 2014)

Bridge sweeping project scheduled for southbound I-535/Blatnik Bridge (May 15, 2014)

Click it or Ticket (May 15, 2014)

MnDOT reschedules maintenance work on Blatnik Bridge (May 7, 2014)

Project status meeting scheduled for Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project (May 6, 2014)

Cable median barrier project begins May 12 on I-35 in Pine County (May 2, 2014)

MnDOT seeks public input for statewide bicycle system plan (May 2, 2014)

I-35 bridge painting project update (May 2, 2014)

Public invited to attend Hwy 33 pavement replacement, intersection improvement open house (April 28, 2014)

County Road 13 Bridge over I-35 to close April 28 near Barnum (April 16, 2014)

Public invited to attend meeting about Phase II of the Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway (April 11, 2014)

Deep snow delays opening of seasonal rest areas in Northeastern Minnesota (April 1, 2014)

New Tow Plow being used on Hwy 53 today (March 21, 2014)

Snow and cold temperatures create difficult driving conditions in Duluth (Dec. 23, 2013)

New Blatnik Bridge lighting system to be turned off temporarily in Duluth (Dec. 12, 2013)

Southbound I-35 to reopen Dec. 11 in Duluth (Dec. 9, 2013)

Public meeting about Hwy 23 paving project scheduled Dec. 18
In Duluth
(Dec. 9, 2013)

Local officials strongly urge use of southbound I-35 detour route to avoid congestion (Dec. 2, 2013)

Hwy 210 new bridge open in Jay Cooke State Park (Nov. 27, 2013)

Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Star Award winners from northeast Minnesota announced (Nov. 26, 2013)

DPS Commsioner visits Duluth to announce new traffic enforcement grants, road safety progress (Nov. 19, 2013)

6:45 p.m. Revised, additional details—Southbound I-35 in Duluth to close temporarily (Nov. 18, 2013)

Southbound I-35 in Duluth to close temporarily (Nov. 18, 2013)

“Turn on the Lights!” news conference scheduled Oct. 25 (Oct. 24, 2013)

Hwy 1/169 resurfacing project near Ely nears completion for 2013 (Oct. 15, 2013)

Hwy 23 paving project begins Oct. 16 in Bruno (Oct. 15, 2013)

MnDOT commissioner to host town hall meeting at Duluth City Hall (Oct. 11, 2013)

MnDOT commissioner to host town hall meeting in Grand Rapids (Oct. 11, 2013)

Meeting to discuss Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project scheduled Oct. 4 (Sept. 26, 2013)

County Road 3 Bridge Project finishes early near Cloquet (Sept. 23, 2013)

I-35 ramp to close Sept. 13 south of Duluth (Sept. 9, 2013)

I-35, Hwy 61 to close temporarily Sept. 14 for NorthShore Inline Marathon in Duluth (Sept. 9, 2013)

Ramp from northbound I-535/Blatnik Bridge to northbound I-35 to close Sept. 11 in Duluth (Sept. 6, 2013)

Hwy 18 detour begins Sept. 9 east of Mille Lacs Lake (Sept. 4, 2013)

Bridge construction begins Sept. 3 on Hwy 61 near Little Marais (Aug. 30, 2013)

Amended Scoping Decision Document for Hwy 53 realignment available for review (Aug. 30, 2013)

Hwy 1/169 pavement resurfacing project continues on schedule (Aug. 30, 2013)

September 3 Hwy 53 Coffee & Conversation meeting canceled (Aug. 29, 2013)

MnDOT narrows options in Hwy 53 reroute environmental study (Aug. 26, 2013)

Hwy 53 traffic switch scheduled Aug. 26 in St. Louis County (Aug. 23, 2013)

County Road 138 and County Road 3 detours begin Sept. 9 in Carlton County (Aug. 21, 2013)

Hwy 61 detour begins Aug. 26 near Little Marais, Illigen City in Lake County (Aug. 21, 2013)

Hwy 1 detour begins August 19 in Murphy City (Aug. 16, 2013)

I-535/Blatnik Bridge northbound lane to close August 12 in Duluth (Aug. 8, 2013)

Hwy 1 detour begins August 19 in Murphy City (Aug. 7, 2013)

I-35 lane closures and detours between Scanlon and Boundary Avenue in Duluth are set to change Thursday, Aug. 1 (July 31, 2013)

Hwy 18 culvert replacement, drainage improvement project underway east of Mille Lacs Lake (July 30, 2013)

MnDOT Hwy 210 New Bridge Media Day (July 25, 2013)

Hwy 194 (Central Entrance) single lane closure begins July 23 in Duluth (July 19, 2013)

Hwy 194 (Central Entrance) single lane closure begins July 15 in Duluth (July 12, 2013)

Correction: I-35 ramp to close July 5 at Midway Road/County Road 13 (July 8, 2013)

I-35 ramp to close July 5 at Midway Road/County Road 13 (July 3, 2013)

Hwy 23/Grand Ave detour begins July 8 in West Duluth (July 3, 2013)

Hwy 169 lane restrictions begin the week of July 8 near Nashwauk (June 28, 2013)

Hwy 1 lane restrictions begin the week of July 8 south of Murphy City (June 27, 2013)

Hwy 169 detour begins July 8 at County Road 26 southwest of Tower (June 26, 2013)

Sign replacement project will close ramps June 25 in Duluth (June 24, 2013)

Hwy 73 lane-restrictions begin June 24 south of Hwy 2 (June 19, 2013)

Hwy 65 traffic detour begins June 21 near Littlefork (June 19, 2013)

Motorists in Duluth area June 21-23 may experience traffic delays due to Grandma’s Marathon (June 19, 2013)

Hwy 123 bridge rehabilitation project begins June 19 south of Sandstone (June 18, 2013)

Highway 65 repair project begins June 24 north of Mora (June 11, 2013)

Hwy 23 repair project begins May 20 in Fond du Lac (May 17, 2013)

I-535/Blatnik Bridge southbound lane to close May 13 in Duluth (May 7, 2013)

I-35 lane restrictions, ramp closures begin May 13 near Duluth (May 7, 2013)

Construction resumes on I-35 April 29 in Duluth (April 23, 2013)

Amended scoping planned for Hwy 53 Relocation project between Eveleth and Virginia (March 22, 2013)

Construction activities continue on Hwy 53 north of Virginia (Jan. 31, 2013)

Construction projects

2013 Construction Project Highlights

2012 Construction Project Highlights