City of Duluth Moves Forward with Seawall Replacement Project

The project could begin as soon as spring of 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is making moves to replace the failing sea walls surrounding the Minnesota Slip.

Funding is in place for the $6 million project.

According to city officials, right now the sea walls are deteriorating, and would cause problems with the surrounding structures.

Construction of the project could begin as soon as spring 2018.

“We’ve been worrying about this section for years and years,” Duluth City Administrator Dave Montgomery said. “It will be nice to get this done, and not have to worry about it for another 50 to 75 years.”

A portion of the funding for this project is coming from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which will need those walls replaced before they are able to decontaminate the slip, as part of an effort to clean up the St. Louis River Estuary.