City Of Duluth Plans Raleigh Street Reconstruction Project For 2023
The City of Duluth is making plans for a reconstruction project on one of the busier "feeder" streets in West Duluth. During the 2023 road construction season, crews will work to make necessary improvements to Raleigh Street - between Grand Avenue/Highway 23 and 59th Avenue West.
Looking at the task list for the scheduled work, the reconstruction will bring a lot of changes.
According to the City of Duluth, the project entails:
"...a full reconstruction of the street, sidewalks, and utilities....as well as multimodal improvements for cyclists and other light weight human and electric powered devices."
While the public comment portion of the work is still open, earlier sessions have led city engineers to make some changes to the initial designs. Specifically, the newly-revised plans "will [now] reduce the road width and promote traffic calming while providing a shared use path and wider boulevards for the neighborhood".
Check out these renderings of the reconstruction plans that the city has shared:
The city has scheduled a third and final public meeting for the Raleigh Street Reconstruction project. It's planned for Thursday, November 10 - from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - at the City Center West: 5830 Grand Avenue. During this meeting, the city leaders will present the chosen project design to the public, refine any areas of concern, and collect any additional feedback. The meeting will begin with the presentation and end with a question and answer session.
The Raleigh Street Reconstruction will be financed by the City of Duluth, utilizing Minnesota State Aid for Streets funds. As such, property owners who live along the route will not be assessed to pay for this project.