Road Construction & Traffic Updates

Rock Blasting Begins on Highway 169 Project Near Ely

DULUTH, Minn. - Motorists may be temporarily stopped on Highway 169 in the Eagles Nest Lake Area just west of Ely beginning on Monday, April 17, as rock blasting begins for the highway reconstruction project. Large trucks will be hauling…

MnDOT Announces 2017 State Road Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday, $1 billion in state road and bridge projects that will be conducted statewide this year. The 211 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state's…

Duluth Ramp Closures Scheduled for Bridge Inspections

DULUTH, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be inspecting bridge on April 24, 25, and 27, and will need to close traffic lanes and detour traffic during the inspections. Closures include: April 24: Ramp from northbound I-535 to…

Bridge Maintenance Scheduled in Duluth Area

DULUTH, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be performing bridge preventative maintenance by cleaning all state bridge in the Duluth area beginning Monday April 10 through Friday, April 28.…

Work Resumes on Highway 23 Reconstruction Project

DULUTH, Minn.-Work resumed today on the Highway 23 reconstruction project in West Duluth. Motorists are being restricted to a single lane near Freemont Street as crews construct a new storm sewer system…

MnDOT Reminds of Work Zone Awareness

DULUTH, Minn. - Each year in Minnesota almost 800 crashes happen just in work zones alone. It’s why the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking to raise awareness during the week of…

Wisconsin Traffic Crashes Kill 28 People in March

MADISON, Wis. - Preliminary data shows that 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes for the month of March, seven fewer than March of 2016, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Last month was tied for the second safest…

House Approves $2.2 Billion Transportation Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota House has approved a transportation bill that Republicans say will help the state begin work on much-needed road and bridge projects. The nearly $2.2 billion legislation passed by a vote of 76-54. Lawmakers…

Funding Could Be Approved Soon for Area Road Projects

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota House has signed off on directing $105 million toward transportation projects throughout the state. Some local projects on the list include $6 million for road and bridge repairs on Highway 169 in Virginia, while $1.9 million…

Route 53 Bridge Ahead of Schedule

VIRGINIA, Minn. - The new bridge on U.S. Route 53 is ahead of schedule. The new bridge, which will be the tallest in the state, should open sometime in August, not November…

Traffic Advisory on Arrowhead Road Saturday, March 18

HERMANTOWN, Minn. - The Hermantown Police Department is notifying the public of road closures happening on Saturday March 18, for the 4th Annual Saint Fennessy 4K Run. West Arrowhead Road will be closed to traffic between Hermantown Elementary School and…