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May 14, 2024

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Expect delays on I-35 south of Duluth during summer travel

DULUTH, Minn. – Travelers on Interstate-35 between the Twin Cities and Duluth should expect traffic delays due to several construction projects this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Drivers will encounter single lane, head to head traffic near Hinckley through October and just south of Highway 210 in Carlton County until the end of August.

Additionally, in the city of Duluth, intermittent lane closures are expected for bridge repair work at 40th Avenue West, Twin Ports Interchange work, and pavement repairs between Lake Avenue and 21st Avenue East.
Motorists should expect delays especially during peak weekend travel hours. Delays could be significant heading northbound on Friday afternoons and southbound on Sundays. Travelling during off-peak hours is recommended to avoid backups. Travelers are encouraged to use www.511mn.org or the 511mn mobile app to see traffic impacts in real-time and plan ahead.

When travelling through the work zones, MnDOT encourages the following:

  • Use the Zipper Merge. Use both lanes until the merge point to reduce backups.
  • Drive undistracted. Avoid using cell phones, mobile devices, adjusting the radio – even eating –while in work zones.
  • Be patient. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Move over. Give workers room to safely complete their work.