Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 30, 2013

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Bridge construction begins Sept. 3 on Hwy 61 near Little Marais


Motorists will be diverted to a short bypass

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Hwy 61 near Little Marais will be diverted to a single-lane bypass beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 as work begins on a new Hwy 61 bridge over the Little Marais River.


Traffic will be controlled using a temporary signal system.


Motorists will be required to use the bypass until Nov. 1 when the new bridge is scheduled to be completed.
The new bridge is part of a Hwy 61 reconstruction project that will improve safety and ride quality.


More information on the project can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy61littlemarais/index.html

 

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