Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 10, 2017

Duluth area bridge maintenance to occur

DULUTH, Minn. – MnDOT maintenance crews will be performing bridge preventative maintenance by cleaning all state bridges in the Duluth area starting today through Friday, April 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Motorists may encounter temporary lane closures.

Crews will use street sweepers and will spray the bridge deck, expansion joints and bearings with water to remove salt residue and other debris built up over the winter. 

This operation will occur in three phases:

  • Between Boundary Avenue to 21st Avenue East, northbound and southbound;
  • the Bong Bridge and the Bong Bridge interchange; and
  • the Blatnik Bridge and the “Can of Worms” interchange.

Please allow extra time for travel, be patient and safe in work zone areas. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.