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Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street Weekly Update

Superior Street Reconstruction continues. Submitted / City of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.October 1-5, 2018

By Pakou Ly

Wrap-up of This Week

. Waterproofing and sidewalk work continued in front of the Duluth Library. Foot traffic may enter the Library through Michigan Street.

. The westbound driving lane between 3rd Avenue W and 5th Avenue W was installed as well as the roadway heading on 4th Avenue W.

. Curb and gutter between 5th Avenue W. and 7th Avenue W was installed.

. The last critical connection for steam was made in the 6th Avenue W intersection.

. Crews brought the road to grade in preparation of additional concrete installation.

What to Expect October 7-13

. Access to businesses and residences remain open.

. Please note, sidewalk routes will be changing in the coming weeks to accommodate preparation 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.

. Flatwork crews will be pouring concrete in phases, ensuring proper drying time. Weather is a factor with concrete but crews are working hard to take advantage of any decent weather.

. Portions of sidewalk will continue to be installed over the next two weeks around business hours.

. Crews will be installing wiring through the electrical ducts as well as light poles.

Detour Routes

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

Weekly Meeting

Please join our weekly construction meeting Tuesday at 10:00am 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

See it, hear it, feel it. The “Love Downtown Duluth” TV and radio ads are running and a new commercial featuring Kristi and Mayor Larson has aired in addition to a new print ad acknowledging marketing sponsors.

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!

Thanks for your patience and patronage. Please remind customers, family and friends to support businesses in the affected construction zone throughout construction season. #LoveDowntownDuluth