Motorists in Duluth, Superior, and the rest of the Northland looking to head to the Minnesota State Fair or do anything else in the Twin Cities over Labor Day Weekend should be aware of the latest construction information.

MNDOT says travelers can expect delays up to one hour or more during peak travel times through fall, especially during the Labor Day Weekend. The peak travel times tend to fall between noon and 8pm on Fridays and between noon and 6pm on Sundays. Being this is a long weekend, that heavier traffic window usually seen on Sunday will also likely be seen on Monday.

With the construction, MNDOT reminds drivers of the alternative route of MN Highway 23, which bypasses work zones north of Hinckley. There are digital highway signs (info here) in Duluth and south of Hinckley that offer estimated travel times for both Interstate 35 and Highway 23, giving those on the road an idea of which route would be quicker.

You can get  the latest updates on the contruction project here, and you can get real-time traveling times online at http://www.trafalert.net/taduluthth35/tamap.htm.