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DTA to detour Route 16 buses onto Bong Bridge during Blatnik Bridge Construction

Published: Expires: 7/3/2008

Due to the construction on the Blatnik Bridge, which will begin on Thursday, June 12th, DTA’s Route #16 buses will use the Bong Bridge and run detoured service in Superior’s North End. During construction, only one direction of traffic will be open at a time. DTA buses will operate separate detours as each lane is closed. Construction on the bridge will begin on June 12th with the closure of the southbound lane. Upon completion of the southbound lane, construction will begin on the northbound lane. The construction and Route #16 detours are expected to last 4-5 weeks. The DTA does not anticipate any major delays in service during this time. Passengers should expect buses to run as scheduled.

Blatnik Bridge Southbound Lane Closure – DTA Route #16 buses to use Bong Bridge

Due to the construction on the Blatnik Bridge’s southbound driving lane from Duluth to Superior, the DTA will detour its Route #16 buses onto the Bong Bridge en-route to Superior.

DTA DETOUR ROUTING: Route #16 buses will depart downtown Duluth via Superior Street then detour to the freeway at the entrance of Mesaba Avenue, and continue on the freeway to the Bong Bridge, Belknap Street, Banks Avenue, Winter Street, Tower Avenue to 14th Street and regular route. Buses from Superior to Duluth will not be affected by the southbound lane closure and will run regular routing.

North End Superior – Weekday Peak Hour Service: Weekday DTA service from Superior’s North End to Tower Avenue & 14th Street will be provided every ½ hour during the peak hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Transfers to Itasca, Billings Park, or South Superior will be made on Tower Avenue.

North End Superior – Weekday Off-Peak & Weekend Service: North End residents wishing to travel to Itasca or transfer to Billings Park and South Superior buses during off-peak and weekends will have to find alternate ways to downtown Superior.

Garfield Avenue and Goodwill Industries: DTA service will be provided during the southbound lane closure to Garfield Avenue and Goodwill Industries – departing the Holiday Center bus stop at 7:02 a.m., 8:02 a.m. and 12 noon. DTA service from Goodwill Industries to downtown Duluth will not be affected by the southbound lane closure and will run as scheduled. Passengers on Garfield Avenue and Goodwill Industries wishing to travel to Superior are advised to travel to downtown Duluth and transfer to a Route #16 Duluth-Superior bus.

Bridge Northbound Lane Closure – DTA Route #16 buses to use Bong Bridge

Due to the construction on the Blatnik Bridge’s northbound driving lane from Superior to Duluth, the DTA will detour its Route 16 buses onto the Bong Bridge en-route to Duluth.

DTA DETOUR ROUTING: Route #16 buses arriving at 14th and Tower Avenue from Itasca will continue on Tower Avenue and detour via Winter Street, Banks Avenue, Belknap Street, Bong Bridge, freeway, Mesaba Avenue exit to Superior Street, Superior Street and regular route. Buses from Duluth to Superior will not be affected by the northbound lane closure and will run regular routing.

North End Superior: Passengers traveling to Duluth will have to board the bus coming from Duluth and bound for downtown Superior/Itasca. Passengers can get a timely connection by transferring on Tower Avenue to the Duluth bound bus.

Garfield Avenue and Goodwill Industries: Service from Goodwill Industries and Garfield Avenue to downtown Duluth will depart from Goodwill Industries at 12:15 p.m., 3:34 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. With these exceptions, passengers wishing to travel to downtown Duluth are advised to take a Route #16 bus en-route to Superior and transfer on Tower Avenue to the Route #16 Duluth-Superior bus traveling to Duluth.

DTA route & schedule information: 722-SAVE or www.duluthtransit.com

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