North Shore Inline Marathon Traffic Advisory


DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for the North Shore Inline Marathon taking place on Saturday, Sept. 16, as several area roads will be closed for this event.

The course will travel down North Shore Scenic drive, then down London Raod to 26th Avenue East where participants will travel down southbound I-35, existing on the 5th Avenue West Ramp and turning left on 5th Avenue West down to Harbor Drive to the finish line near the William A. Irvin vessel.

Runners participating will travel up I-35 from 5th Avenue West, through the tunnels and turn around near London Road, then proceed back the same route.


  • Friday, Sept. 15 beginning at 4 p.m.
    • Harbor Drive will be CLOSED for Kid’s Inline Sprint races from Railroad Street near the Irvin, to the back ticket parking area of the DECC. Harbor Drive will reopen around 6:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the race.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16
    • 5:30 a.m. – Scenic Highway 61 will be CLOSED from the 61 Expressway to Two Harbors for Race Setup. Local traffic will be guided off the Scenic Highway toward the Expressway.
    • 6:15 a.m. – All Southbound traffic on Highway 61 Expressway will be diverted onto Superior Street.
      • 60th Ave E will be closed from Tioga St to Superior St. Traffic will be diverted to 58th and 61st Avenues E. DTA buses will follow this detour.
      • London Road will be closed form 60th Ave E to 26th Ave E
    • I-35 will be closed from 5th Ave West to 26th Ave East.
      • Southbound entrance ramps onto I-35 will be closed at Mesaba Ave, 5th Ave W Viaduct, Lake Ave, and 2nd Ave East/Michigan St.
      • 5th Ave W Viaduct will be limited to one lane down bound, to Southbound I-35. The upbound lane of 5th Ave West will be closed to vehicle traffic.
    • 1st Street will be CLOSED from 6th Ave W to Mesaba Ave. Traffic will be diverted down 6th AVe W to Superior St to continue westbound

The entire race route will be CLOSED to traffic, and parking on the route will be prohibited. Downtown Duluth and Canal Park will be open and accessible during the race.


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