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Oct. 16, 2012



MnDOT District 1
1123 Mesaba Ave
Duluth, MN 55811


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I-535/Blatnik Bridge southbound lanes to reopen Oct. 19 in Duluth
Three-day, single-lane closure scheduled next week


DULUTH, Minn. — The southbound/Superior-bound lanes on the I- 535/Blatnik Bridge, will reopen to traffic Friday, Oct. 19.


Southbound motorists will be restricted to a single-lane from late-morning Monday, Oct. 22, until late-afternoon Wednesday, Oct. 24, while inspectors identify light fixture and conduit connection locations for the bridge’s new lighting system.


The Blatnik Bridge two-year rehabilitation project began in May 2012. The project includes maintenance work that will extend the usable life of the bridge.


The project is scheduled for completion in October 2013.


More information on the project is available at

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