Improving truck-based freight movement throughout Duluth, MN and Superior, WI

This study examines 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.

Final Plan to be Presented for Board Approval

MIC Policy Board Meeting - Jan 2019
Date & Time
01/16/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
1316 N 14th St
Superior, WI 54880
Purpose

Meeting agenda* and other meeting materials are listed below.  Meeting is open to the public.

Comments are invited in regard to the proposed amendments to the Superior and Duluth Area TIPs before they are presented for final approval by the Board.

*Note, Agenda item #4, to approve the Duluth-Superior Area Bikeways Plan, was tabled until February 2019.

(About the MIC Policy Board)

Draft Plan Open for Review and Comment

Drop-In Open House

Truck Route Study Open House #2
Date & Time
10/09/2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location
Hermantown City Hall
5105 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown
Purpose

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to share suggestions and concerns to be considered in the final Study Report. We are specifically seeking more detailed and specific input about trucking issues in the Duluth-Superior area.

The Open Houses will be drop-in, come and go style, and will include:

  • Proposed recommendations
  • Existing and proposed truck routes
  • Maps of the area to identify specific locations of interest or issue
  • Copies of the survey for completion onsite
  • Opportunity to submit comments
  • Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

    Drop-In Open House

    Truck Route Study Open House #1
    Date & Time
    10/02/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    1701 N 4th St
    Superior, WI
    Purpose

    Members of the public are invited and encouraged to share suggestions and concerns to be considered in the final Study Report. We are specifically seeking more detailed and specific input about trucking issues in the Duluth-Superior area.

    The Open Houses will be drop-in, come and go style, and will include:
    Proposed recommendations
    Existing and proposed truck routes
    Maps of the area to identify specific locations of interest or issue
    Copies of the survey for completion onsite
    Opportunity to submit comments

    Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

    Study Committee Meeting #5

    Truck Route Study Committee Meeting #5
    Date & Time
    12/10/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    1701 N 4th St
    Superior, WI
    Purpose

    Fifth and final meeting of the study committee to review final recommendations.

    See attachments, below, for details.

    Study Committee Meeting #4

    Truck Route Study Committee Meeting #4
    Date & Time
    08/02/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    1701 N 4th St
    Superior, WI
    Purpose

    Fourth meeting of the study committee to review survey results and truck count data.

    See attachments, below, for details.

    Take the Survey!

    We are seeking input from those working in the trucking industry or maintaining truck route roadways.  Click here to take the survey about Duluth-Superior area truck routes.  (Open through 4/30/18)

    Study Committee Meeting

    Truck Route Study Committee Meeting #3
    Date & Time
    01/23/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    1701 N 4th St
    Superior, WI
    Purpose

    Third meeting of the study committee to review content and distribution of the pending Truck Route Study Survey, update on truck counts, and the online mapping tool.

    See attachments, below, for details.

    Study Committee Meeting

    Truck Route Study Committee Meeting #2
    Date & Time
    08/24/2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    Purpose

    Second meeting of the study committee to review truck route regulations, truck count data, and draft truck route survey.
    See meeting materials, below, for details.

    Study Committee Meeting

    Truck Route Study - Committee Meeting 1
    Date & Time
    05/04/2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    221 West 1st Street
    Duluth, MN
    Purpose

    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.

    Forming study advisory committee

    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.

    Scope of work approved by the MIC Policy Board

    Background

    The MIC’s Duluth-Superior Area Truck Route Study was completed in 2001, as an update to the 1990 Truck Route Study and the 1997 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.

    The 2018 update will collect data and involve stakeholders to determine the factors that influence truck movements in the Duluth-Superior area and update recommendations.

    Purpose

    Plan for efficient, safe, and effective movement of trucks in the Duluth-Superior area.

    Goal

    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.

     

    Final Document - Approved by MIC Policy Board 01-16-19

    TRS-2018-Update_FINAL.pdf