Road closures are starting in the northland. You know what they say, there are 3 seasons in Duluth, Winter, Summer (two weeks) and construction. This release for First street includes a map, and may not take place if the weather doesn't permit.

The City of Duluth would like to inform motorists beginning Thursday, May 2, 2013 traffic on First Street from Mesaba Avenue to Piedmont Avenue (approximately 17th Avenue West) will be detoured to allow only east bound traffic. The west bound traffic lane and shoulder will be closed to facilitate the City of Duluth and Hanco Utilities’ replacement of a 8” natural gas main. The intersections of Glen Place, and 11th Avenue West will remain open for east bound traveling traffic on 1st Street during this project. The traffic detour is expected to remain in effect until the beginning of August with brief closures occasionally to allow for reconnection of utilities crossing the street. After the utility replacements are completed later this summer, this segment of 1st street is scheduled for a bituminous resurfacing where a separate road closure will be in effect for a shorter duration.

For more information please contact Howard Smith, Project Engineer at 218-730-5092.