Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street Weekly Update

By Pakou Ly
Installation on the top of the retaining wall next to the Gateway Building has begun.

Removal of 100-year-old steam heating system continues. The removal of the existing District Steam Heating System involves the mitigation and removal of the existing asbestos containing steam pipes that have been serving Downtown Duluth for over 100 years. The removal of these pipes are being performed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor and environmental monitoring is performed to ensure worker and public safety.

The installation of storm sewer pipes has begun between 4th Ave. W. and 5th Ave. W.

What to Expect June 11-15

. Access to all businesses and residences remain open.

. Continued work on 5th Ave W intersection.

. Concrete work to continue for the retaining wall next to the Gateway Building

. Continued removal of District Steam Heating System

5th Avenue W Intersection Opening Date Adjustment

Due to additional work on an underground tunnel and the change in dates with MnDOT’s Mesaba Avenue Project, the City of Duluth has extended the opening date for 5th Ave. W intersection to July 7th.

Grandma’s Marathon

Grandma’s Marathon will be utilizing a modified race course for the 2018-2020 events. The race reroute will follow Michigan Street from 4th Ave E to 5th Ave West during all three phases of the Superior Street reconstruction. On race day (Saturday June 16, 2018) Michigan Street will be closed to traffic from 5:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Duluth Police Department will issue its full event traffic advisory in the coming days to allow businesses, residents and guests to plan. Please contact the Grandma’s Marathon office at 218-727-0947 with questions.

Weekly Meetings

All are welcome at the weekly construction update meetings 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:

Detour Routes

Pedestrian Access Route Maps are located in kiosks on each avenue

Please use the following link to review vehicle detours:

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!

. Listen and watch for “Love Downtown Duluth” radio and tv ads that are running now. Remember to support our local businesses downtown.

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