Inline Marathon prompts weekend traffic advisories

Inline Marathon prompts weekend traffic advisories
Inline Marathon prompts weekend traffic advisories(KBJR/CBS 3)
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:27 AM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - The North Shore Inline Skate Marathon will be taking place this weekend and prompting several traffic advisories and road closures drivers will want to be aware of.

On Friday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. Harbor Drive between the Irvin slip and the Aquarium will close to traffic for Kid’s Inline Sprint Races and will reopen on Sunday night following the Inline Marathon.

Traffic Advisory Summary for Saturday, September 17:

-Parking will be prohibited on closed roads.

-Beginning at 5:00 a.m., most avenues leading to London Road will close at London Road from 26th Avenue East to 60th Avenue East.

-At 5:30 a.m., Scenic Highway 61 will close. Local traffic will be directed off the Scenic Highway toward the Expressway.

-At 6:15 a.m., southbound traffic on the Hwy 61 Expressway will be diverted onto Superior Street and northbound I-35 traffic will be diverted to Mesaba Ave to follow marked detours.

-Starting at 6:15 a.m., London Road from 26th Ave. E. to 60th Ave. E. will close, Harbor Drive will close, Interstate 35 from Mesaba Ave. to 26th Ave. E. will close, and 5th Ave. W. between Michigan St.

and the Aquarium will be reduced to one lane.

-At approximately 6:15 a.m., 60th Ave. E. will close from Tioga St. to Superior St., with traffic being diverted to 58th and 61st Avenues East, and DTA buses diverted to 58th Ave. E.

More race details can be found at

All roads will be back open by 2:00 p.m.

Additional Closure Details and Detours:

-Northbound Interstate 35 will close from Mesaba Ave. to 26th Ave. East. Southbound Interstate 35 will close from 26th Ave. E. to Lake Ave. from 6:15 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m.

-Entrance ramps onto southbound I-35 will close at 26th Ave. E. and 21st Ave. E. Entrance ramps onto northbound I-35 will close at 5th Ave. West, Lake Avenue, and from Michigan St. at 2nd Avenue East.

-EASTBOUND LOCAL STREETS AND NORTHBOUND I-35 DETOUR- Traffic will use 2nd Street from Mesaba Ave. to 19th Avenue East, then proceed up 19th Avenue East to 4th Street, then travel East on 4th Street to 24th Ave East, down 24th Ave E to Superior Street. Traffic can then travel east.

-WESTBOUND LOCAL STREETS AND SOUTHBOUND I-35 DETOUR - Traffic will use Superior Street from the Highway 61 Expressway to 24st Avenue East, proceed north on 24st Avenue East to 4th Street. Traffic will then travel west on 4th Street to 14th Ave E, down 14th Ave E, and then west on 3rd Street to Mesaba Ave.

The 5th Avenue West Viaduct will be limited to one southbound lane with no northbound lane.