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News Release
August 29, 2012



MnDOT District 1
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Duluth, MN 55811


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Construction continues on I-35 between Duluth, Twin Cities

Plan ahead, avoid congestion Labor Day weekend



DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.

Motorists can expect delays of up to one hour or more during peak travel times, especially during holiday weekends or weekends when major events are scheduled.

Peak traffic levels on I-35 occur between noon and 8 p.m. Fridays and between noon and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Motorists can avoid congestion by traveling during off-peak times or by taking an alternate route.

Carlton/Pine County Highway 61and Highway 23 are alternate routes that bypass work zones on I-35 north of Hinckley.

The finished improvements to I-35 help preserve infrastructure and provide a smoother, safer driving surface for motorists.


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