Traveling along Central Entrance should be safe, pleasant and easy. Your feedback will help develop a new vison for this corridor that serves all modes and all people.

We Need Your Feedback!

What is important to you? What do you want MnDOT to know?  Take the survey (link below) to communicate your preferences about proposed roadway features.

 

Central Entrance Steering Committee Mtg #6
Date & Time
09/17/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Purpose

This meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee is open to members only*.  However. the meeting agenda, handouts and summaries will be posted on this page for public viewing.  Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

Central Entrance Steering Committee Mtg #5
Date & Time
08/13/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location
Purpose

This meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee is open to members only*.  However. the meeting agenda, handouts and summaries will be posted on this page for public viewing.  Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

Central Entrance Community Advisory Committee Mtg #1
Date & Time
07/27/2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location
Purpose

This is the first meeting of the Central Entrance Community Advisory Committee.*  The meeting agenda, summary and handouts (if any) can be viewed below.

*This meeting is open to committee members only – members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other public events listed on this page.

Central Entrance Steering Committee Mtg #4
Date & Time
07/09/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location
Purpose

This is the fourth meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee and is open to members only*.  However. the meeting agenda, handouts and summaries will be posted on this page for public viewing.  Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

Central Entrance Virtual Workshop - part 2
Date & Time
06/29/2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location
Purpose

Join us for the second virtual workshop on Tues, June 29. (It’s designed as a 2-part process, but if you can only make it to this one, that’s great!).

View Video of the Workshop (part 1)

View Video of the Workshop (part 2)

Central Entrance Virtual Workshop - part 1
Date & Time
06/24/2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location
Purpose

View Video of the Workshop (part 1)

View Video of the Workshop (part 2)

Join us for a two-evening virtual workshop on June 24 & 29. (It’s designed as a 2-part process, but if you can only make it to one of the two, that’s okay!) You only need to register for one of the two dates.

Steering Committee Meeting #3

Central Entrance Steering Committee Mtg #3
Date & Time
06/11/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location
Purpose

This is the third meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee and is open to members only*.  However. the meeting agenda, handouts and summaries will be posted on this page for public viewing.  Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

Better Central Entrance Pop Up Event - Sat
Date & Time
06/05/2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location
3 West Central Entrance
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Purpose

Join us to celebrate and reimagine life on Central Entrance!

Better Central Entrance is a creative placemaking event, bringing life to an empty space and helping us rethink what our public infrastructure looks like. Stop by on Friday or Saturday to join in the celebration and offer your input on the upcoming Central Entrance reconstruction!

Festivities include a kids’ play space, entertainment, local food & drinks, and pop-up small businesses.  Loose line up of events for Saturday:

Food: Oasis del Norte, Gumbo Boi
Local vendors: Craftigail, Hue Apparel, Local Handcrafted Ceramics
Music: Hattie Peach (4 pm), Hannah Rey (5:30 pm)

This event is brought to you by Zeitgeist Bus Bike Walk Month – a month-long series of community events that celebrate, educate and empower accessible people-powered modes for getting around town, now and into the future.

Better Central Entrance Pop Up Event - Fri
Date & Time
06/04/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
3 West Central Entrance
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Purpose

Join us to celebrate and reimagine life on Central Entrance!

Better Central Entrance is a creative placemaking event, bringing life to an empty space and helping us rethink what our public infrastructure looks like. Stop by on Friday or Saturday to join in the celebration and offer your input on the upcoming Central Entrance reconstruction!

Festivities include a kids’ play space, entertainment, local food & drinks, and pop-up small businesses.  Loose line up of events for Friday:

Food: Oasis del Norte, Love Creamery, The Grumpy Goose
Local vendors: Craftigail, Joya by Hand, On 93rd and Grace, Local Handcrafted Ceramics
Music: Dance Attic (5 pm), Breanne Marie (7 pm)

This event is brought to you by Zeitgeist Bus Bike Walk Month – a month-long series of community events that celebrate, educate and empower accessible people-powered modes for getting around town, now and into the future.

Steering Committee Meeting #2

CETP SC Mtg #2
Date & Time
05/14/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Purpose

This is the second meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee – and is open to members only*.  However. the meeting agenda, handout and summary can be viewed, below.  Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

 

 

Steering Committee Meeting #1

CETP SC Mtg #1
Date & Time
04/09/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Purpose

This is the first meeting of the Central Entrance Steering Committee and is open to members only.*  The meeting agenda and summary can be viewed, below.  Members of the public are encouraged and welcome to participate in the other events listed on this page.

*Steering committee members include representatives from the three major project stakeholders: MnDOT, City of Duluth and the MIC.

Why is the Central Entrance Transportation Plan being conducted?

Central Entrance has historically served automobile through-traffic and drive-by land uses. This auto-centric infrastructure is aging and deteriorating, and MnDOT is planning to fully reconstruct Central Entrance in 2026.

Over the past decades, studies have recommended improvements but few have been implemented. This transportation plan, developed with the community, will establish a multimodal vision for Central Entrance to guide the design and reconstruction.

Prior to its reconstruction in 2026, this Plan will define a community-supported vision for a walkable, bikeable and transit oriented thoroughfare which will create an attractive destination that:

• Is safe and comfortable for people of all ages and all abilities

• Encourages new types of residential and commercial development

The public involvment process will include numerous and various opportunities to give input. It will build off the feedback and recommendations from previous planning initiatives.



The following are the key tasks and timelines for this planning project:

    • May 2021: Review Previous Studies
      The plan is building on the foundation laid by the previous plans
    • June/July 2021: Visioning
      Developing a vision with the community
    • July/August 2021: Concepts
      Develop concepts to illustrate how the vision could potentially be implemented
    • Sept/Oct 2021: Draft Plan
      Develop draft plan highlighting vision, goals, and recommendations
    • December 2021: Final Plan
      Approval by Metropolitan Interstate Council
    • 2022-2024: Engineering
      MnDOT continues community engagement and develops reconstruction plans
  • 2026: Construction
    Reconstruct Central Entrance