2012 flood repairs: Retaining wall, bridge and roadway projects

By KBJR News 1

2012 flood repairs: Retaining wall, bridge and roadway projects

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Construction work is starting on Skyline Parkway specifically in the Chester Bowl Park area to repair damage from the June 2012 flood.

The flood caused damage to the roadway, embankment, concrete and stone retaining walls. Work will begin on Wednesday, June 25.

Crews will start with roadway improvements and eventually reinforce a failing roadway slope; which all takes place in the eastern portions of Skyline Parkway.

You will be unable to access Skyline Parkway and Chester Bowl Park from the east side. This closure is expected to last until August 11, 2014. Due to this construction, access to Chester Bowl Park will be closed and is expected to remain closed into late fall 2014.

Once the eastern part of Skyline Parkway is reopened, then the west side into Chester Bowl Park will be closed until Nov. 10, 2014. This will allow for repairs to be made to the bridge over Chester Creek Park, the stone retaining wall and other road construction.

At least one lane to access Chester Bowl Park throughout this ordeal will remain open at all times. All of the driveways that are in the area of construction will not be closed off.

Ramona Marozas

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