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Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street Weekly Update

The newly-installed sidewalk between 3rd and 4th Ave West. Submitted / City of Duluth
For the Week of September 10-15, 2018

Wrap-up of This Week

. Sidewalks and the boulevard were installed to the north side of the street between 3rd Avenue W. and 5th Avenue W.

. Curb and gutter were installed on the west side of 4th Avenue W.

. Steam connections were made on the north side of 4th Avenue W.

. The skywalk tunnel between the Radisson and the library was waterproofed.

. Sidewalk was removed in front of the Duluth Library for vault waterproofing and hot water work to come. Foot traffic may enter the Library through Michigan Street.

. The current retaining wall to the east of the Gateway Tower building was removed.

. Hot water services progressed toward the Gateway and Lenox apartment buildings.

What to Expect September 17-22

. Access to businesses and residences remain open.

. Please note, sidewalk routes will be changing in the coming weeks to accommodate and prepare for sidewalk concrete pours. Business doors will remain accessible. Take care to look for changes to kiosks and additional signage for pedestrian reroutes. Each block will have one side that remains fully open to pedestrian traffic.

. Sidewalk work will continue between 3rd Avenue W and 5th Avenue W.

. Utility work will continue along 4th Avenue W. The alleys will remain accessible from 5th Ave West and 3rd Avenue West, but through traffic onto 4th Avenue W. is not allowed.

. Crews are continuing with hot water installation to the Library, Gateway and Lenox buildings.

. A modular wall will be installed to the east of the Gateway building to prepare for landscaping.

. Road grade will continue along the project to prepare for concrete.

Detour Routes

. Pedestrian Access Route Maps are located in kiosks on each avenue

. Please use the following link to review vehicle detours:

. Mesaba Ave to I35 project is expected to be completed by October 19. Check details at

Weekly Meeting

All are welcome at the weekly construction update meeting every Tuesday at 10 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.