Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 19, 2013

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Motorists in Duluth area June 21-23 may experience traffic delays due to Grandma’s Marathon


DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists traveling north on I-35 near Duluth can expect delays on Friday afternoon and evening, June 21. Delays can also be expected for southbound travelers Sunday, June 23. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel-time or travel during off-peak times if possible.

A five-mile-long section of I-35 is restricted to one lane northbound and southbound while crews continue work on a resurfacing project. The project area begins in Scanlon and ends at Boundary Ave. All businesses will remain accessible on I-35.

The Interstate 535/Highway 53 bridge (Blatnik Bridge) between Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis. is restricted to one lane in each direction. The Blatnik Bridge is in the second year of a major rehabilitation project.

When the I-35 and Blatnik Bridge projects are finished, motorists will experience a smoother, safer ride.

Grandma’s Marathon, slated for June 22 is one of Duluth’s largest events attracting 50,000 people to 60,000 people, according to marathon officials.

For additional information about the I-35 project click on this link  http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/i35southofduluth/i35carlton/index.html

For additional information about the Blatnik Bridge project clink on this link http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/blatnikbridge/

For updated travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.



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