You'll be able to drive in both directions on the Blatnik Bridge beginning Friday.  The drive from Duluth to Superior will be restricted to one lane early next week, it will be nice to have both lanes available once again.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reporting that the southbound/Superior-bound lanes on the Interstate 535/Blatnik Bridge, will reopen to traffic Friday, Oct. 19.

Southbound motorists will be restricted to a single-lane from late-morning Monday, Oct. 22, until late-afternoon Wednesday, Oct. 24, while inspectors identify light fixture and conduit connection locations for the bridge’s new lighting system.

The Blatnik Bridge two-year rehabilitation project began in May 2012. The project includes maintenance work that will extend the usable life of the bridge.