19th Avenue East intersection in Duluth to temporarily close for reconstruction

Part of the East 8th/9th Street road preservation project in Duluth, the intersection of 19th Avenue East (at East 8th Street) will be completely reconstructed next week. The work entails excavating and replacing sidewalks, road surface, and failing storm water utilities with new concrete to be installed. The work is anticipated to start Monday and will take about two weeks to finish before the road can reopen to traffic.

Motorists are asked to slow down in the work zone to ensure the safety of work crews and to watch for lane shifts. To avoid delays, residents should consider alternate routes, otherwise, detours will be set up in the immediate perimeter of the closed intersection. Duluth Transit bus schedules and routes are available at www.duluthtransit.com

The public can also expect additional curb restoration work west of 19th Avenue East with the work being done under traffic. Following this, the first two weeks of October will be focused on milling and overlay of new two inch thick pavement along the entire length of the project from 6th Avenue East to Woodland Ave.

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