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Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street Weekly Newsletter

By Phil Jents

Wrap-up of This Week

Hot water pipes were installed in the 4th Avenue W. intersection and toward 3rd Avenue W. on Superior Street.

The Northland Building vault was waterproofed and partially filled.

Electrical duct bank was installed on 4th Avenue W.

Crews worked to back fill between 4th Avenue W. and 5th Avenue W. to prepare for concrete work in the coming weeks.

Preparation for utility work below 6th Avenue W. was completed.

All Phase 1 asbestos pipe has been removed.

The Gateway Tower lower lot has been repaved.

What to Expect August 5-11

Access to businesses and residences remain open.

Hot water lines will be installed to from the 4th Avenue intersection to the north on 4th Avenue W. and to the east on Superior Street toward 3rd Avenue W.

Work will continue along 4th Avenue W. to complete electrical duct work and hot water pipe installation. The alleys will remain accessible from 5th Ave West and 3rd Avenue West, but through traffic onto 4th Avenue W. will not be allowed.

Storm drain and water main to be installed headed West from 5th Avenue W.

The Northland Building vault filling will be completed and a temporary sidewalk will be installed.

Installation will begin on curb and cutter between 4th Avenue W. and 5th Avenue W.

Detour Routes

Pedestrian Access Route Maps are located in kiosks on each avenue

Please use the following link to review vehicle detours:

Weekly Meeting

All are welcome at the weekly construction update meeting every Tuesday at 10:00 am at the Radisson Hotel in the Missabe Room.

Live Feed

You can see a live feed of the construction site anytime using this link:

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

Please remind patrons, family and friends to support businesses in the affected construction zone throughout construction season.

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.

See it, hear it, feel it. The “Love downtown Duluth” tv and radio ads are up and running.

Due to their popularity, all of the historic walking tours for July and August highlighting Superior Street organized by the City and Duluth Experience have been booked solid. The team does a great job! More are scheduled for phase 2 and 3 construction as well.