the year we learn of things that have
changed in the printed edition of the Lake
Superior Travel Guide. We post the changes here as
we learn about them. If you encounter
information that is different from our
reports in the Guide, we
’d appreciate hearing from
you. Use our Reader
Field Report to send us your change.
The 15th annual Lake Superior Wooden Boat
Festival will he held Saturday, July 20,
at Barker's Island Marina on Barker's
Island in Superior. Although the correct
date is on page 7 of the Lake Superior
Travel Guide, an incorrect date is
on page 15 of the guide.
The Wendigo golf course and lodge,
mentioned on page 40, is no longer in
Travel Guide road construction
In Minnesota, Hwy. 210 from after Carlton
County Road 1 to Hwy. 23 is closed to
traffic until January 1, 2014. Bridge and
roadway reconstruction in this
heavily-damaged area. West entrance to Jay
Cooke State Park is open.
real-time traveler information anywhere
in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org
or dial 511.
For Ontario: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip
One perennial Lake Superior region joke
is that around here, we have two
seasons: Winter and Road Construction.
This summer is no exception with
multiple construction projects large and
small under way, but road work won’t
dampen your fun if you know what’s
coming, research alternative routes and
bring along a little patience – and some
good traveling music – to pass time
happily through unavoidable slowdowns in
It’s also good to remember: road work
delays today mean fewer axle-eating
obstructions in the future.
This doesn’t mean you need to change
travel plans, but there are information
sites to help you plan. Allow extra
travel time to ease anxiety. In
construction zones, slow down and watch
If you dial 511 while in either
Minnesota or Wisconsin, you will get
road conditions for that state.
Otherwise, here are websites, updated in
summer, to help see what’s on the road
• For Minnesota, find out about Duluth
duluthmegaproject. You can get the
latest statewide traffic information at
• For Ontario, you’ll find an
interactive map at the website
Click on the map to see road
construction, planned roadwork, road
conditions, incidents and closures. Or
• For Wisconsin, go online to
Or use www.511wi.gov/Web/, or call 511.
• For Michigan, go to
click on Major Projects Under
Construction. Or you can try
www.michigan.gov/drive to see
construction, lane closures and
restrictions for specific areas. You can
also call 517-373-2160.
One of the main distractions and
frustrations during summer road trips
can be unexpected delays from road
Given the short construction season
around Lake Superior, we all know these
projects are condensed into the same
months as major tourist traffic. A great
way to reduce the up-to-date
information as possible about highway
construction in the area(s) up ahead.
Thanks to Internet services from the
three states and province around Lake
Superior, this task is much simpler.
We suggest checking the following
Websites as your date of departure
approaches to get the latest
For Michigan: www.michigan.gov/drive
For Wisconsin: www.511wi.gov/Web
For Northeast Minnesota: