Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 14, 2017

Southbound Interstate 35 exit 256B to downtown Duluth and Canal Park will temporarily close March 16 for freeway drain cleaning

DULUTH, Minn. —The southbound I-35 exit ramp 256B to Lake Avenue and 5th Avenue West in Duluth will close at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 16 to allow maintenance crews to clean plugged freeway drains.

Southbound motorists traveling to downtown Duluth and Canal Park area should take alternate routes.

During the closure MnDOT and city of Duluth maintenance crews will clean the drains beneath the tunnels to reduce the chance of water backups on the freeway and ramps.

The ramps will reopen as soon as possible once the work is completed.

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