Along with being home to the largest freshwater port in the world, Duluth can also claim quite a few railroad tracks and crossings.  As a major train hub in the Midwest - and, with numerous tracks making their way throughout the community - those tracks are a major part of most drivers daily commute.

That's why it's good news from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA);  a $374, 598 grant has been awarded to St. Louis County and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority to address crossing safety in the City of Duluth.

Train crossings are expensive to build, maintain and repair.  The money awarded from the FRA will be used to replace and upgrade the existing warning systems at four crossings in Duluth:

  • 45th Avenue
  • Railroad Street
  • 47th Avenue
  • McCulloch Street

In addition to the safety concerns for vehicles, the money will also upgrade the pedestrian experience at each of the crossings.