Construction season is wrapping up for the year, and crews are now preparing to re-open roadways until work can resume in the spring.
The reconstruction project on 4th Street in Duluth will reopen to traffic on Friday, November 18; work will resume in the spring as soon as weather permits to complete the project.
This year's work included the installation of a 24-inch water main and a 12-inch gas main between 6th Avenue and 18th Avenue East. Permanent paving was completed between 6th and 10th Avenues East. Temporary paving has been done between 10th and 18th Avenues East for the winter.
Temporary lights have been placed at intersection, and permanent decorative lighting will be installed yet this winter.
The remainder of the project is expected to be completed in 2017, which will also include the remainder of 4th Street east to Wallace Avenue, resurfacing Wallace Avenue, adding bike lanes, and planting trees.
This project is a collaboration with St. Louis County and the City of Duluth; a $13.8 million investment to rebuild a 30-year-old road, and replace utilities that are nearing a century old. Funding for the project comes from federal and state aid, city funds, and the transportation sales tax revenue.