Duluth Street and Utility Projects Set to Begin July 18th
Necessary projects that are critical to improving streets and utilities get underway
The City of Duluth is taking advantage of the short construction season to work on some necessary projects that are critical to improving streets and utilities. Residents are likely to experience some inconveniences, but the end product will ensure safe, usable transit systems for all residents and visitors alike.
Improving and sustaining infrastructure is a high priority for Mayor Emily Larson.
The following projects are slated to commence the week of July 18th:
4th Street reconstruction (East Hillside):
Project begins Monday July 18th. A two block segment of road will be closed to all traffic and parking will not be allowed from 8th to 10th Avenue East. Simultaneously gas line work will begin between 12th and 14th Avenue East. This portion of roadway will be open to traffic, but shoulder, sidewalks, and parking will be blocked off.
Two to four weeks into the project, the road closure will expand to include 6th to 8th Avenues east. Utility work will then progress to the east as far as 18th Avenue East.
Directional Signs will be placed along detour routes to access local businesses in the area.
The DTA will use a temporary detour route going south and around the project with eastbound buses rerouted to 2nd Street, westbound using 3rd Street.
For details about the Duluth Transit Authorities detour routes head over to www.duluthtransit.com
Timeline: July 18- November 18
Skyline Parkway reclamation (Central Hillside):
Beings July 18th between Mesaba Avenue up to Kenwood Avenue. The project will begin with curb and gutter replacement along Skyline Parkway and will need to close the length of the lane adjacent to the project area.
No parking will be allowed on the side of the work area and traffic will be shifted over.
Street reclamation and paving will take place in early August.
Intermittent lane closure will occur, but traffic will still be able to get through. Using an alternate route is recommended, if possible.
Timeline: July 18-August 31
24th Ave West:
Due to water main breaks and necessary excavations, areas of the street are in need of permanent patching.
Over the next two weeks, crews will be out to repair several areas. Two of which will require road closure – northbound lane of 24th Ave West between 2nd and 3rd St. and 8th and 9th Streets. These areas will be closed for at least 3 days to allow concrete to cure. The southbound lane will not be impacted.
Michigan St. Utilities (downtown):
Begins July 18th clsoing off Michigan Street between 312 and 415 West Michigan. Access points to ramps can be found HERE
Timeline: July 18- Labor Day weekend
Tischer Creek bridge repair (Hunter’s Park):
Project is estimated to begin on July 20 or 21.
Anna Street will be completely closed at the west side of the culvert through Columbus Avenue.
Columbus will be closed at the Anna Street intersection to Arrowhead road. Access to residential driveways will be maintained, but no through traffic on either road.
Timeline: July 20-August 19
Snelling Ave (Chester Park):
Beginning July 18, Snelling Ave. between College St. and 19th Ave. E will be closed to allow for a new natural gas main to be installed.
Parking will not be allowed on Snelling Ave, residents are asked to used Garden and Kent Streets as an alternative. Snelling is expected to be closed for four weeks.
As the project moves forward, motorists will see lane closures on 18th and 19th Avenue East. Users of College Street will expect one week closure when the final gas main connections are made at UMD.
Several other areas of the Chester Park neighborhood will see minor construction as numerous small gas mains will be disconnected from the old piping and connected to the new. During these instances, some residents will experience temporary gas outages. Residents will be notified the previous business day when they are scheduled to be impacted. Outages are expected to last no longer than 8 hours.
This project will conclude when piping is installed to the intersection of 4th Street and 18th Avenue East.
Timeline: July 18 – October 7
Normal operations resume, July 15, some short term lane shifts and shoulder closures may occur periodically through October.
Click HERE to view Duluth’s current street and utility project map.
Residents can sign-up for the city’s Code Red notification system. It’s a free system that issues automated alerts to home or cell phone, or email account in the case of emergency water or gas shut-offs or dangerous weather conditions. To sign up head over to https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/3E9AE2D57904