Superior Street Reconstruction Word on the Street Weekly Update

By Pakou Ly

Wrap-up of This Week

The 5th Avenue W intersection at Superior Street opened to north and southbound vehicular traffic.

Sidewalk removal and utility upgrades continued on the north side of Superior Street beginning on 4th Avenue W (headed East). The project reached as far as Stout Chiropractic. Temporary sidewalks were installed following this portion of utility updates.

What to Expect July 16-21

Access to businesses and residences remain open.

Sidewalk removal and utility upgrades will continue Monday with the Bagley Building going first and will progress one building at a time to ensure business accessibility throughout the scope of work.

Temporary sidewalks will be installed following this portion of utility work. The majority of businesses on the north side are accessible by skywalk. For those few properties without alternate entries, Northland Constructors will make every attempt to reduce the disruption of sidewalk removal and enable some public access to those businesses.

Hot water lines will continue to be installed from 5th Ave. W. headed east.

Detour Routes

Pedestrian Access Route Maps are located in kiosks on each avenue

Please use the following link to review vehicle detours:

For updates on the State’s Mesaba Ave project and how those closures impact your commute, please visit their website at

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.

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