Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 5, 2020

Hwy 23 Deer Creek project detour starts Aug. 10

DULUTH, Minn. — Starting on Monday, Aug. 10, a detour on Hwy 23 will be required for the Deer Creek Bridge project south of Pleasant Valley. The detour will run on County Roads 8 to 11 to 6 to 1. Please visit the MnDOT project website for a map: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy23bridge. This detour will run for 21 days.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change.
  • Watch for workers and slow moving equipment.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

For more information on projects in northeast Minnesota, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTnortheast and Twitter at @mndotnortheast. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.

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