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Construction crews put the finishing touches on one of the new overpasses on Interstate 35 in Duluth recently. After two seasons of construction stretching through Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says traffic flow will be restored to normal on Oct. 29. (Clint Austin /

Mega relief coming for Duluth commuters

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Motorists, rejoice! After two years of lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic backups, Interstate 35 will soon flow unfettered through Duluth.


"Traffic is expected to be in its normal traffic lanes with no restrictions starting on Oct. 29," Minnesota Department of Transportation project supervisor James Sorenson said this week.

An average of 31,000 vehicles travel I-35 in Duluth every day, and one of those belongs to Joe Mayasich.

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