Watch 262 Foot Wind Turbine Blade Make 90 Degree Turn in Duluth
The Minnesota Department of Transportation gave Northland motorists a heads up regarding wind turbine blades that are on the move, while sharing an incredible video.
Just before noon on November 3, MnDOT made the following announcement on their Facebook page:
Road trip! Keep an eye out for these 262 ft. wind turbine blades making the trip from Duluth to a wind farm in Summit, S.D. Because of their massive size, they’re trucked via interstate highways, so MnDOT is helping to get them transported safely from the Twin Ports harbor, down I-35, then west on I-94 to Fargo. Twelve of the blades have been shipped each week starting back in early October, for a total of nearly 100 by the time the work is done in late November. This requires MnDOT to coordinate efforts statewide to ensure a safe trip for the trucks through multiple construction zones while minimizing disruptions for other motorists.