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Third Street reconditioning project to begin Monday

The City of Duluth today announced upcoming street closures for the upcoming Third Street Reconditioning Project. The first phase of the project, starting Monday, will include the following closures:

. Intersection at Third Street and Lake Avenue

. Intersection at Third Street and Sixth Avenue East

. Third Street from First Avenue East to Lake Avenue.

As shown in the included detour map above, a detour route for Lake Avenue will be posted for motorists to use Superior Street, First Avenue West, and Fourth Street. The existing detours for the First Avenue East Reconstruction Project that follow the same route for Second Street and Third Street traffic will remain in place. The detour route for the Michigan Street Utility Replacement Project will continue to use Superior Street. Second Street will be temporarily signed as a two-way road from First Avenue West to First Avenue East.

A detour route for Sixth Avenue E will be posted for motorists to use Seventh Avenue East, East Fourth Street, and Fifth Avenue East. East Third Street will be temporarily signed as a two-way road within the closed area to provide access to those properties.

The first phase of the project will consist of concrete pavement intersections at Lake Avenue and Sixth Avenue East and new signals at those intersections. The second phase of the project will consist of concrete pavement repairs, bituminous mill and overlay, ADA intersection improvements, and the removal of the signals at Fourth Avenue West, First Avenue East, Third Avenue East, and Fifth Avenue East.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in October 2023. Work for the second phase is planned to resume in the spring of 2024. Due to the work occurring this year the remaining work for this project is expected to only require lane closures on Third Street.

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