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Both directions of I-35 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. beginning Sunday, August 9th and southbound I-35 Lane Closures Begin on Monday, August 10th

Published: Expires: 8/14/2015

DULUTH, MINNESOTA (August 7, 2015) – The Phase 2 & 3 nighttime closure of both northbound and southbound I-35 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 9th at 9:00 p.m. with daytime partial-lane closures of southbound I-35 scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10th.

During the Phase 2 & 3 nighttime closure of southbound I-35, the detour will be via the Lake Avenue Exit onto the frontage road and then to 5th Avenue West where drivers can use the on-ramp to get back onto southbound I-35. During the Phase 2 & 3 nighttime closure of northbound I-35, the detour will continue to be via 5th Avenue West to Railroad Street, Lake Avenue and then back onto northbound I-35. Both directions will be closed for just five nights.

The Phase 2 & 3 daytime work involves a single left-lane closure on southbound I-35 and a single right-lane closure on northbound I-35. The northbound on-ramp onto I-35 from 5th Avenue West will also be closed. Drivers at 5th Avenue West who wish to travel North on I-35 will be detoured to the Lake Avenue on-ramp via Railroad Street.

5th Avenue West will remain open during the daytime in Phase 2 & 3. However, it will be closed during the nighttime when both North and South I-35 are closed. This will begin on August 9th at 9:00 p.m., reopening at 6:00 a.m. the following morning and continuing for the next four nights (8/10, 8/11, 8/12 and 8/13). The frontage road alongside northbound I-35 between 5th Avenue West and Lake Avenue will reopen on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at approximately 6:00 p.m.

The Duluth Transit Authority’s (DTA) DECC & Downtown Shuttle Bus (Route 22) will continue to run on Railroad Street during weekdays with the main DECC stop located just below the Northwest Passage.

This press release contains the most current information regarding the project’s timeline. Progress reports with timeline updates will be provided on a weekly basis. The most current closure/detour maps are available at


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