Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 7, 2013

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I-35 lane restrictions, ramp closures begin May 13 near Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists traveling on I-35 between Scanlon and Boundary Avenue in Duluth will be restricted to a single lane in each direction beginning Monday, May 13. All traffic will use the southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are being reconstructed.


The on- and off-ramps at County Road 61, Exit 245, will also close on Monday, May 13 while they are being reconstructed.


These traffic impacts will remain in effect for about eight weeks.


All of the ramps at Midway Road (County Road13), Exit 246, will remain open.


All businesses will remain accessible during this project using marked detour routes. These businesses include: The Buffalo House, Kraemer Construction, Cretex Concrete Products, Calumet Oil Refinery Terminal, Kivi Bros Trucking and St. Germaine Cabinets. 


Motorists traveling north on I-35 can use the County Road 13 exit and follow the marked detour to access County Road 61 businesses. The detour will follow Midway Road south to Becks Road and Becks Road west to Stenman Road for the Buffalo House. Or County Road 13 to County Road 73 for businesses located on County Road 73.
County Road 61 will be open to Becks Road and Stenman Road during construction, providing access to all businesses from County Road 61.


This is the second year of construction on this $30,107,574 project. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2013.


Project Benefits

  • New concrete
  • New paved shoulders and guardrail
  • Improved drainage and bridges
  • Improved safety

 

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