Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 8, 2013

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I-535/Blatnik Bridge northbound lane to close August 12 in Duluth


DULUTH, Minn. – The northbound/Duluth-bound, right lane on the I- 535/Blatnik Bridge, will close to traffic for several weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 12. It will remain closed until late-October.

The southbound/Superior-bound right lane on the Blatnik Bridge has been closed, but will re-open Wednesday Aug. 14.

Temporary southbound right lane closures may occur after Aug. 14, but not between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Blatnik Bridge two-year rehabilitation project began in May 2012. The work being done this year includes painting and the installation of a new decorative lighting system.

The reconstructed lanes will be smoother and safer for motorists.

For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org.



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