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Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street

Superior Street Reconstruction Project. Submitted / City of Duluth

Wrap-up of This Week

Temporary water main has been installed, tested, and is approved to be put in service. Pedestrian ramps were installed over the temporary water main where necessary to maintain public access to businesses.

Water connections were made Thursday night to the 300 block businesses and additional connections to maurices and Starbucks are planned for Friday night (May 4). The city recommends running water for 30 minutes after new connections are made to flush the lines.

5th Avenue West was closed, access will open again by June 29.

Continued work on the retaining wall next to the Gateway Building.

Additional roadway striping was added at the West 1st Street and 6th Ave West intersection to create two through lanes and a left turn only lane on the east side of the intersection to alleviate traffic congestion; in addition, the traffic signal at Mesaba Ave and West 1st Street were adjusted to allow for better traffic flow.

What to Expect May 7– May 11

Access to all businesses and residences remain open.

Installation of the permanent water main on 4th Avenue W. will begin – sidewalk at this intersection is still closed.

Concrete will be poured for the retaining wall next to the Gateway Building.

Detour Routes

Pedestrian Access Route Maps are located in kiosks located at each intersection
Please use the following link to review vehicle detours – please remember that 3rd Ave West is heavily used by buses.

Parking Ramps

Many ramps are offering free parking if you enter and leave within an hour. For those accessing businesses in the construction zone, the following ramps are participating:

Civic Center Ramp—410 W. First Street

4th Avenue Auto Park—402 W. Michigan Street

Duluth Transportation Center—228 W. Michigan Street

US Bank Ramp—115 W. Michigan Street

Love Downtown Duluth – Love Notes

The Clean and Safe Team (in bright yellow shirts) are helpful construction navigators so look for them in the skywalk or on the sidewalks. They are a great resource! Remember to support our local businesses downtown.