If Central Entrance is part of your daily route, you'll want to know about two projects that will affect traffic this week.

The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities department is informing the public about a scheduled pavement restoration project this week on the southbound side of US Highway 53 (also known as East Central Entrance), just north of the Rice Lake Road intersection.

City crews will be restoring the pavement on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 during non-rush hour periods to patch the road that was excavated due to previous watermain repairs that occurred this spring. In addition to the pavement repairs, city crews will be grinding off some of the pavement just north of the referenced intersection to allow for better snow removal conditions this winter. Traffic lanes will be open but motorists may experience some delays.

Pending good weather conditions, pavement restoration will also take place in the right turn lane from southbound East Central Entrance onto Mesabi Avenue on Thursday, October 30.  This work will require closure of the turn lane but the work will be planned during non-rush hour periods.