Delays Expected for Northlanders Traveling South This Summer

By KBJR News 1

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - An estimated $1.1 billion worth of road and bridge work will take place this construction season, which—according to MNDOT—will boost the state's economy by supporting thousands of jobs.

33 projects will affect the Northland including the re–paving of an area stretching from Thompson Hill to Scanlon.

MNDOT District One Engineer Duane Hill says planning your route with an eye to this construction is a good idea.

"Plan ahead your trips, look at our websites, be aware of the construction activity that's going on, and if you can figure out a path to avoid it, it will make your trip much more pleasant," said Hill

An estimated $177 million worth of projects are scheduled to be completed this season in the Northland region alone.