Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 20, 2018

Tunnel inspection project scheduled on I-35 and Highway 61 in St. Louis, Lake Counties

DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a tunnel inspection project that will begin Monday, October 1. Motorists should watch for work zones and follow message board directions.

Inspection schedule

  • The left lane on northbound and southbound I-35 in the Leif Erikson tunnels in Duluth will close Monday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The southbound lane on Hwy 61 in the Silver Cliff Tunnel will be closed Tuesday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.
  • The southbound lane on Hwy 61 in the Lafayette Tunnel will be closed Wednesday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the project area for their safety and the safety of construction workers.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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