First Street Road Construction Project Begins Thursday, May 2

By KBJR News

First Street Road Construction Project Begins Thursday, May 2

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM CST

(NNCNOW.com) The City of Duluth announced that 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 eastbound traffic. 

According to a news release issued Tuesday:

The westbound 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.