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Segment of Woodland Avenue to close starting next Tuesday

Woodland Avenue in Duluth will be closed to through traffic between St. Paul Avenue and Northfield Street from July 9 to July 30. The three-week closure allows for work on the underground storm sewer network, raised concrete medians, curb and gutter, and sidewalk.

DTA buses will still be able to use Woodland Avenue during the road closure. All other traffic should follow the designated detour route of Snively Road, Martin Road, and Woodland Avenue. Access to Hartley will be maintained at all times but the direction may vary. For the first week, access to Hartley will be from the South.

This work is part of a larger project that includes repaving approximately 1.5 miles of Woodland Avenue from Snively Road to Anoka Street and constructing new curbs and gutters. Additionally, to improve safety for all road users, Woodland Avenue will change from two lanes in each direction to one lane, each with a continuous center turn lane, and a bike lane will be added.

Other safety improvements include enhanced pedestrian crossings at the entrance to Hartley Nature Center and at Minneapolis Avenue, and a new sidewalk from the Hartley entrance to Northfield Street. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of August.

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Mark Your Calendar: Duluth Fire vs. Duluth Police Charity Softball Game, August 1 at 5 p.m. at Wade Stadium.

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A concrete resurfacing project on I-35 through the Duluth tunnels will begin next Monday. When the project work begins, motorists can expect lane closures between 5th Avenue West and 21st Avenue East.

Later in the summer, ramp closures will be required at Lake Avenue/Michigan Street on southbound I-35. This project is part of a two-year project that also includes concrete pavement repairs and bridge work in the Duluth section of I-35.