Highway 61 Detours to Begin Monday

By KBJR News 1

April 7, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Detours along Highway 61 and Scenic 61 will start Monday as the city works to extend the Lakewalk.

The Duluth Lakewalk expansion will include a pedestrian tunnel which will allow users to cross Highway 61 safely.

Motorists are advised that there will be heavy traffic congestion and delays during the closure.

The city is urging drivers to scope out alternate routes around the construction.

Work on the pedestrian tunnel is expected to be completed by June 19.