Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 24, 2013

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Sign replacement project will close ramps June 25 in Duluth


DULUTH, Minn. – The ramps from southbound Hwy 53/Piedmont Ave. to northbound I-35 and to southbound I-535/Blatnik Bridge will close Tuesday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The ramp to southbound I-35 from southbound Hwy 53/Piedmont Ave. will remain open.

A detour will be available for motorists traveling south on Hwy 53/Piedmont to access northbound I-35 and to access southbound I-535/Blatnik Bridge.  Motorists may use the Bong Bridge as an alternate river crossing.

Crews will work all day to replace an overhead sign structure. Closing the two ramps is the safest and fastest way to replace the sign structure.

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



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