Leave your comments, below, on the Draft 2019-2022 Duluth Area TIP (through 9/19/18).
In this survey, we are asking you to help determine future transportation priorities for our area. We are currently updating our long range transportation plan and your input is essential to understanding our community’s priorities to target these limited financial resources toward meeting our transportation goals.
It should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will be completely anonymous and survey results will be incorporated into our final plan.
James Gittemeier sees the future at a particular point on Woodland Avenue.”When we counted it, it’s eight hundred to a thousand people a day are walking on that trail going to destinations,” said Gittemeier, principal planner for the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council.He was talking about the pedestrian foot path from the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth to the BlueStone housing and retail development. A well-marked crosswalk, controlled by traffic signals, bridges heavily traveled Woodland Avenue to connect the two where a drive enters the shopping area.To be successful, the BlueStone development needed more than the traffic on Woodland Avenue, Gittemeier said; it needed the UMD population. That happened, but not in the conventional way.”In the old paradigm they would have said we absolutely need a road going to UMD because we need people to drive from those apartments and those businesses into UMD and back,” he said. “(Instead), the design is about people biking and walking between those two.”
We’re working to line up funding for Duluth-Area projects in 2020
Federally-funded transportation projects can be big, expensive, and time-sensitive — which means they need to be planned in advance. In fact, we’re working now to line up funding for Duluth-area projects in 2020.
We are taking comments on the Draft 2017-2020 Duluth Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) through July 30. It includes two new proposed projects:
Morris Thomas Road – Pavement Preservation
Jurisdiction: St. Louis County
Project Description: The resurfacing of Morris Thomas Road between Highway 2 and Piedmont Avenue. The project will also include ADA implementation and safety improvements.
Project Cost: $2 million ($1 million federal, $1 million local funds)
Third Street – Pavement Preservation
Jurisdiction: City of Duluth
Project Description: Consists of a mill and overlay of 3rd street between 12th Avenue East and Mesaba Avenue. Project will include repairs to storm water system, curbs and gutters, and sidewalks, as well as ADA improvements
Project Cost: $1.1 million ($860,000 federal, $240,000 state funds)
We want to know what you think!
Give us a call: Talk to Planner Chris Belden at (218) 529-7502
Attend a Drop-In Open House:
When: Tuesday, 7/19 or Tuesday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: ARDC/MIC office in downtown Duluth at 221 West First Street (skywalk level)