Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 24, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

“Turn on the Lights!” news conference scheduled Oct. 25


WHAT:            The media is invited to a news conference to celebrate the completion
of the two-year-long Blatnik Bridge Rehabilitation Project. During the event the new landmark lighting system will be turned-on for the first time.

WHO:              Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon
                        MnDOT Commissioner, Charles Zelle and staff
                        MnDOT District 1 Engineer, Duane Hill and staff
                        Duluth Mayor, Don Ness and staff

Others invited include: Other government officials, WisDOT officials and contractors

WHEN:           Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Off Port Terminal Drive, just east of the Blatnik Bridge

OTHER:         The event will be held in a tent adjacent to the old bridge/fishing pier. The media may also do interviews at the end of the old bridge/fishing pier. See map.

For information about the project go to http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/blatnikbridge/