Major events taking place this weekend in Duluth, delays expected along Interstate 35

Updated: August 09, 2019 05:23 PM

Are you heading to Duluth this weekend for the Bayfront Blues Fest or Parade of Tall Ships? If so, there's good and bad news for folks who plan to use Interstate 35.

The lane restrictions on I-35 north of Harris have been lifted ahead of schedule. While the project continues, crews decided they could continue the work there with two lanes open in each direction. The original schedule kept the roadway down to one lane in both directions into October.


Up ahead near Hinckley, a bridge painting project kicked off earlier this week.The roadway is down to one lane in both directions at Highway 48. The right lanes will be closed until mid-August and then the left lanes will close instead. The entire project is expected to be complete by Sept. 13.

If you're traveling near St. Cloud, a new ramp closure is in place along Interstate 94. The Highway 23 ramp to I-94 westbound in Waite Park shut down on Monday while crews construct a new loop access coming from I-94 westbound. There are plans to build a new loop access from I-94 eastbound to Highway 23 eastbound as well. Drivers will be able to use the new ramps starting in the spring of 2020.

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