More construction before the snow flies.  This particular project is actually the completion of a project that began in 2010.

We've received word from the Minnesota Department of Transportation that motorists traveling on Highway 61/London Road near the Lester River Bridge in Duluth will encounter daytime lane closures from Wednesday, Sept. 26, to Friday, Oct. 19.

Flaggers will control traffic. Both lanes will reopen each evening at dusk.

Crews will be working beneath the bridge using bridge access equipment mounted to a truck parked on top of the bridge.

This work will complete the Lester River Bridge rehabilitation project that began in 2010. The project, which included approach grading and new pavement, was done to help maintain and preserve the historic bridge.

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