The City of Duluth is planning to reconstruct Superior Street, including all underground utilities, from 7th Avenue W to 4th Avenue E. The existing brick pavers, installed over 20 years ago, are at the end of their lifespan. In 2013, portions of the bricks were removed and replaced with asphalt due to the extent of deterioration. This temporary solution was initiated with the understanding that a long-term design process would be undertaken.
The revitalization project includes replacing and repairing public utilities, improved pedestrian connections, wayfinding, new streetscape and lighting as well as increased amenity space.
Superior Street from 7th Avenue West to 4th Avenue East will be reconstructed over the next three construction seasons.
2018: 7th Avenue West to west side of 3rd Avenue West intersection
2019: 4th Avenue East to east side of Lake Avenue intersection
2020: Lake Avenue to 3rd Avenue West (includes both intersections)
On-street parking will not be available in the section of Superior Street that is under construction. Motorists are encouraged to utilize parking ramps during this project, though on-street parking still will be available along the avenues as well as other parts of Superior Street and neighboring streets. Seven parking ramps will be offering “First Hour Free” parking for motorists!
The following ramps are recommended during each phase: