Improving truck-based freight movement throughout Duluth, MN and Superior, WI
This study will examine current truck routes and the factors that influence truck movements to, through and around the Duluth-Superior area to determine the most efficient, safest and least disruptive truck routes.
First meeting of the Study Committee, to review goals, objectives and role of the committee in determining topics to address and forming final recommendations.
See attachments, below, for meeting materials and more info about the study.
Invitations are being sent to city, county and state jurisdictions on both sides of the bridge, as well as to industry stakeholders. It is anticipated that the first (of three) advisory committee meetings will be held in early- to mid-April.
The MIC’s most recent Duluth-Superior Area Truck Route Study was completed in 2001, as an update to the 1990 Truck Route Study and the1997 Freight Movement Study.
Since then, changes in the Duluth-Superior area roadway network, traffic patterns and locations of freight-generating companies, as well as federal and state laws and plans regarding truck routing have influenced truck movements.
This study will collect data and involve stakeholders to determine the factors that influence truck movements in the Duluth-Superior area and update recommendations.
Plan for efficient, safe, and effective movement of trucks in the Duluth-Superior area.
Identify the most efficient, safest, and least disruptive truck route network within and through the Duluth-Superior area for the movement of goods and services via trucks, and support the inclusion of the identified network into local plans.
Duluth-Superior Area Truck Route Study Information Sheet