Deadly Duluth Intersection Could Soon See Improvements

By KBJR News 1

Deadly Duluth Intersection Could Soon See Improvements

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - It was a full house Tuesday at Duluth's Public Safety Building for a discussion on the safety of what neighbors believe is a deadly intersection.

The meeting was part of phase one for improving the Kenwood Avenue and Arrowhead Road intersection.

Residents gave their input on what they believe could make it safer.
Some talked about a need for more turning lanes and well as more signals.

Many pointed to speed as major safety issue.

"After phase one, it'll really go to the drawing board, and we'll come up with some ideas on things to improve the intersection, probably left turn lanes, it could be signal phasing, maybe crosswalks to make it more pedestrian friendly and better for bicyclists," said Steven Goman, a Duluth Sr. Engineering Specialist.

The city and St. Louis County will work together to improve the intersection, as they both different roads leading up to it.

Goman says major changes could be several months away, smaller changes, like adding turn signals, could be done within about six months.

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