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Detour - Route 16 - Blatnik Bridge Construction

Published: Expires: 9/13/2016

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 beginning on Monday, August 22. The Blatnik Bridge construction and Route 16 detours are expected to continue until mid-September.

(NOTE: The DTA does not anticipate any major delays in service during this time Passengers should expect buses to run as scheduled.)

DTA DETOUR ROUTING: Route 16 buses will depart downtown Duluth via Superior Street then detour to southbound I-35 via the on-ramp at Mesaba Avenue. Route 16 buses will continue on I-35 to the Bong Bridge to Belknap Street, left on Banks Avenue, right on Broadway Street, right on Tower Avenue to 14th Street and then back to regular route.

(NOTE: Traffic from Superior to Duluth will reduce to one lane. Delays should be expected during peak periods.)

North End of Superior Shuttle Services: North End of Superior passengers will be served by DTA shuttle services from downtown Superior to North End Superior during morning and afternoon peak hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on weekdays. No shuttle service will be provided during off-peak weekday hours or on weekends. Shuttle schedules can be obtained from your bus operator.

North End of Superior – Weekday Peak Hour Service: Weekday DTA service from Superior’s North End to Tower Avenue & 14th Street will be provided every half-hour during the peak hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 DTC at 6:40 a.m., 8:02 a.m. and 12:07 p.m. 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. 

Superior North End Shuttle Schedule

Effective August 22nd thru Approximately September 16th

A.M. Schedule
Departs 5th Street & Cummings Arrives Tower and 14th
7:10am 7:20am
7:40am 7:50am
8:02am 8:12am
8:30am 8:38am
8:58am 9:08am
P.M. Schedule
Departs 5th Street & Cummings Arrives Tower and 14th
3:00pm 3:08pm
3:30pm 3:38pm
4:00pm 4:08pm
4:30pm 4:38pm
5:00pm 5:08pm
5:30pm 5:38pm
6:00pm 6:08pm
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