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Tunnel Inspections on Highway 61 and in Duluth this week

Aug 24, 2018 08:14AM ● By Editor

From the Minnesota Department of Transportation - August 23, 2018

Duluth, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a tunnel lighting inspection project that begins Tuesday, Aug. 28. Motorists should watch for work zones and follow message board directions.

Inspection schedule:

Lafayette and Silver Cliff Tunnels 
- The tunnels will be inspected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Duluth Tunnels
- Wednesday, Aug. 29, Northbound Lake Place, West and East tunnels. 
- Thursday, Aug. 30, Northbound and Southbound Leif Erikson, Southbound East tunnels.
- Friday, Aug. 31, Southbound Lake Place and West tunnels.

The inspections will help determine if a future project will rehabilitate or replace the tunnel lighting systems.

Motorists should use caution driving in the project areas for their safety and the safety of construction workers. 
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

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