Superior Street Renovaion May Be In Near Future

By KBJR News 1

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - While driving down Superior Street, you may have noticed it can be bumpy ride...but according to city officials, that may soon be coming to an end.

That's because the City of Duluth is in the early planning stages of a Superior Street renovation.

With an aging infrastructure, Duluth officials say the popular street has seen better days and is in desperate need of repair.

Mayor Don Ness says the temporary repairs will not hold up for much longer and this will be an expensive project.

"There are state dollars—municipal state aid road resources that come to the city of Duluth on a annual basis and will likely need to dedicate a large portion of those funds over the course of two or three years to have the resources necessary to do this reconstruction."

It's old. And we know the time has come and we're at the very initial stages of that, trying to determine how is it going to look in the future? Where do we see things going? How will this effect businesses? And how can we utilize this for a driver of economic development?

Ness says the planning stages may take nearly two years with a date to break ground in early 2015.

On Tuesday morning next week, a meeting about the process and preliminary planning will take place.

Justin Reis, NNC.