- Beth Petrowske
MnDOT District 1
1123 Mesaba Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Hwy 1 south of Ely reopens to traffic
DULUTH, Minn. — Highway 1 south of Ely has reopened and motorists are now able to drive through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to drive slowly and watch for workers and advance warning signs in the work zone. Flaggers will direct traffic in the work zone at multiple locations and motorists should expect delays.
The first layer—or lift—of bituminous has been paved on about 3.6 miles of the northern end of the work zone. Two additional layers are needed to complete this section. The remaining 1.5-mile-long-section has a gravel surface. Paving will continue during the coming weeks.
Motorists have been required to use a lengthy detour all summer while crews worked on the project.
The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2012.
This project will completely reconstruct five miles of Highway 1 and provide a safer and smoother driving surface for motorists.
Visit http://www.mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy1reconstruct/ for more details on the project.