Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 27, 2017

Interstate 535/Blatnik Bridge routine inspection scheduled July 10 ‒ July 27 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. —Motorists traveling on the I-535 Blatnik Bridge in Duluth, may encounter lane restrictions as an inspection project begins Monday, July 10. The three-week-long inspection project will start on the Superior-bound side and then move to the Duluth-bound side.

Superior-bound traffic will be restricted to a single lane from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Monday, July 10 to approximately July18.

Duluth-bound traffic will be restricted to a single lane from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily approximately Wednesday, July 19 to approximately July 27.

All traffic lanes will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Motorists will be restricted to 45 mph in the work zone. There is also a 10-foot width restriction. Motorists with vehicles that exceed 10-feet may use the Bong Bridge.

The project timeline may be affected by inclement weather.

Motorists are asked to be patient and drive carefully near all work zones.

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

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