This will be the last of three public meetings to be held this month about Mn/DOT’s planned 2015 resurfacing project for Grand Avenue (between I-35 and Beck’s Road) and to get input about potential issues before the scope of the project is finalized.
Although the road improvement project will not take place until 2015, Mn/DOT’s scope of work must be finalized this spring and could include some of the recommendations put forward by the MIC study and the public input process.
Hwy 23 is an aging concrete road with bituminous pavement on top. MnDOT anticipates having to dig up the road in some places to repair storm sewers and will be coordinating with the City of Duluth to identify other possible utility work.
Planners from the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) will be facilitating these discussions. The public input meetings are part of a brief study undertaken by the MIC at Mn/DOT’s request, to identify potential safety and access improvements for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users that might be included as part of the 2015 project.