Wells Fargo ramp, Salter Building in Duluth to come down starting Monday

By KBJR News 1

August 3, 2014 Updated Aug 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The long–awaited demolition of the Salter Building and the Wells Fargo parking ramp, in downtown Duluth, will begin Monday morning.

The demolition is part of the Duluth transit Authority and the city's efforts to build a multi–million dollar multimodal transportation center.

Crews say access to the skywalk around the site will be restricted in the meantime.

The section that leads from the Northwest Passage over to Wells Fargo will be closed during the demolition phase for safety. Signs should guide pedestrians to other routes.

During demolition of the parking ramp walls next to the Northwest Passage, that entire section from the DECC will be closed from 7 A.M. to 5:30 in the evening for a three–day period.

"The DTA will be providing a shuttle service during the time that the skywalk is actually under construction," said DTA General Manager Dennis Jensen in September.

Demolition is expected to last three to four weeks.

Billy Wagness