Transportation-imported

Duluth Receives $375,000 for Railroad Crossing Safety

FRA awards the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, today announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $374,598 to the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority for railroad crossing safety in Duluth.

Highway 5 West of Chisholm to Close

Next step in a two year project to re-align CSAH 5

The next step in a two year project to re-align County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 west of Chisholm begins Monday, September 19. The segment of CSAH 5 from Trunk Highway (TH) 169 to CSAH 136 will be closed, and all traffic will be detoured into Chisholm via TH 169, TH 73, and CSAH 84. All vehicles traveling to Hibbing Taconite will need to enter from the north via CSAH 84.

Blatnik Bridge Traffic Switch on Wednesday

Traffic closures will switch to northbound lanes of the Blatnik

A traffic switch will take place on the Blatnik Bridge on Wednesday September 14. The southbound lanes will reopen and both northbound lanes will close for approximately four weeks. One southbound lane will be open the entire length of the bridge and the other southbound lane will be open along the entire stretch of the bridge except on the center span.

Saturday DTA Grocery Express Service

Service provided now on Saturdays and Tuesday beginning Sept. 10

The Duluth Transit Authorities (DTA) Grocery Express will provide service on Saturdays and Tuesdays to the West Duluth Super One beginning September 10, 2016. The Saturday Schedule will run from 10:06 a.m. to 1:37 p.m. This is in addition to the service on Tuesdays that runs from 11:16 a.m. to 3:57 p.m.

Wisconsin School Buses to be Equipped with Cautionary Signal

New State Regulation states buses must have amber lights to alert drivers before red warning lights

Under new Wisconsin state regulations, school buses built after January 1, 2005, must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights, while coming to a stop. The new regulation goes into effect August 16, 2016.

Tall Ships Duluth Traffic Advisory

The DPD warns of heavy congestion during the events this week

The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for the Tall Ships Duluth event that begins on August 18 and runs through the 21. Beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday August 18th, the “Grand Parade of Sail” will kick off the event as ships begin to enter through the Duluth Harbor area in waves of three.

Investments to Benefit Wisconsin’s Airport System

Combining federal, state, and local resources to help fund over 98 public use airports

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Airport Improvement Program combines federal, state, and local resources to help fund improvements to over 98 public use airports throughout Wisconsin that are primarily owned by counties, cities, towns, and villages.

Wisconsin Receives $4.15 Million for Emergency Road Repairs

U.S. Department of Transporation provides emergency relief funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the immediate availability of $4.15 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads and bridges damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flash flooding in northern Wisconsin.

Duluth Street and Utility Projects Set to Begin July 18th

Necessary projects that are critical to improving streets and utilities get underway

The City of Duluth is taking advantage of the short construction season to work on some necessary projects that are critical to improving streets and utilities. Residents are likely to experience some inconveniences, but the end product will ensure safe, usable transit systems for all residents and visitors alike.