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tobiedog  
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05/05/2012 09:01PM
 
Just came back from Duluth and saw all the announcements for the summer construction season.
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mocha  
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05/06/2012 07:02AM
 
is there a list or a map that shows the areas under contstruction?
RaisedByBears99  
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05/06/2012 07:48AM
 



Lovely (not).
RainGearRight  
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05/06/2012 05:24PM
 
I've heard from a few different people that the construction should be fairly light conspire to years passed.


There's always money in the banana stand.
yellowcanoe  
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05/06/2012 05:28PM
 
coff coff..I am from away..and hesitate to suggest MN info from heah..


but does this help? 511
Hawbakers  
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05/06/2012 06:38PM
 
Yes. Site bookmarked for future reference. Thanks.
luft  
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05/07/2012 01:06AM
 
Thanks YC! Bookmarked as well. Your site also had a link to this site which shows "real time" travel times.
wetcanoedog  
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05/07/2012 12:36PM
 
perfect..i leave on the 5th..


it's just a level trail thru the woods.
BWPaddler  
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05/07/2012 01:03PM
 
ugh. Ruined the drive on many a trip last year... wish someone would invent a permanent roadway that didn't require repairs! :)


Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
maxxbhp  
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05/07/2012 01:14PM
 
Last year I updated the TomTom the day before I left home, got through Duluth just fine. 9 days later, not so good. This is a legit topic if you have to go that way.


"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." Elvis Presley
Frenchy19  
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05/07/2012 02:09PM
 
It's part of the gig! A buddy of mine provides me with much laughter as he goes totally mental each year whenever we hit construction...and I am pretty sure his going mental never really does much to alleviate the construction he so hates.


"He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious." Yogi Berra
MrBreeze  
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05/07/2012 03:52PM
 
quote BWPaddler: "ugh. Ruined the drive on many a trip last year... wish someone would invent a permanent roadway that didn't require repairs! :)"


There is a simple way to make this happen, Make the state put a clause in all road work contracts that the contractor must guarantee their work for X number of years at no cost to repair to the state.


Trust me, these roads would never need repair. Also it should be illegal for a contractor to bid on repairing a road they built originally.


I wish I were, I wish I might, I wish I was in the BWCA tonite!
Basspro69  
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05/07/2012 03:56PM
 
Im going to get a really long ramp and get back a couple miles, then gun it and jump that sumbich :-) So if you see a Jeep Liberty airborne and it lands on your car while your stuck in road construction traffic, well that will be me !


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
Instigator  
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05/08/2012 07:41AM
 
FYI - signs up on NB USHWY 53 this morning that northbound 53 across Blatnik (High) bridge will be closed starting May 14th at 0900. Haven't been able to find out for how long. Will be a slight detour for folks heading from WI to MN. Maybe extra 10 minutes most of day, bit longer between 7-8 a.m. weekdays.
RainGearRight  
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05/08/2012 09:59AM
 
Pick up highway 61 in hinckly or sandstone and take it to Carlton. It's normally not as fast as 35 but with the meat grinder that's probably going to be happening it will alleviate a head ache or two.


My previous statement of construction not being bad was in regard I Duluth. I forgot about the rest of 35:)


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L.T.sully  
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05/08/2012 10:52AM
 
I would avoid it if it were possible, that 511 site is very handy though. Basically the American system of the lowest bidder wins causes poor work that you would never see on a road such as the autobahn, but that also costs much more to build.


The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
wetcanoedog  
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05/08/2012 11:29AM
 
just as a odd-ball comment..for me the worst part of the drive north is from my place by the Vets Hospital in Mpls to the start of 35N..it takes forever to make the stop and go drive up Hiawatha Ave and break out on to the freeway non stop to Cloquet.


it's just a level trail thru the woods.
Instigator  
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05/09/2012 03:17PM
 
Update on the Blatnik (Hwy 53) closure. According to Duluth paper, MN bound lanes will be closed from May 14th until mid-summer and when those re-open the WI bound lanes will be closed until October.
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