Public Meeting to be held on April 17 for West Duluth Construction Project

By KBJR News 1

Public Meeting to be held on April 17 for West Duluth Construction Project

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Construction season is just starting in the Northland, but the St. Louis County Public Works are already looking ahead to next year.

A project slated for the 2014 season is the reconstruction of Highland Street and 57th Avenue West in West Duluth.

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Event Center. Residents and commuters who use that route are encouraged to attend to find out what is being planned for the project.

Beginning in Spring of 2014, the county will reconstruct the L-shaped CSAH 89, which consists of 57th Avenue West between Cody Street and highland, then follow Highlands Street to where it meets with Skyline Parkway. Major project components include a new bridge over Keene Creek to replace a culvert damaged in last year's flood, and a reconfiguration of the five-leg intersection where Highland, Vinland Street, Getchell Road and Skyline Parkway meet. New curbs, gutters, wider shoulders and sidewalks are also part of the plans. At the same time, the city of Duluth will also replace the sanitary sewer lines and water mains.

The project will cost approximately $9 million and should be completed by Fall of 2014.