As fall approaches, the Northland continues to knock out projects that need to be completed before we get too close to the bitterly cold winter months ahead.

This week, scheduled inspections will force what is expected to be a two-day closure of the Oliver Bridge, located over the St. Louis River at the junction of Minnesota Hwy 39 and Wisconsin Hwy 105. The bridge will not be accessible on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also this week, the City of Duluth has utility operations crews performing in-ground repair on a water main near the intersection of East Superior Street and 60th Avenue E. This week-long project is causing a temporary closure on East Superior Street and on the parallel section of the Lakewalk. Signs are posted and a detour route has been established.

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That is not the only closure this week that involves Duluth's Lakewalk. On Wednesday, the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department announced that another section of the Lakewalk would need to temporarily close to allow for scheduled shoreline restoration.

According to the City, beginning Thursday, September 14, this closure will include the Lakewalk from Leif Erickson Park to the Minnesota Department Of Transportation Pedestrian overpass near 16th Avenue East.

Those looking to pass through that area of the Lakewalk will find that a detour has been established which includes a combination of street and sidewalk routes along London Road, 15th Avenue East, and South Street.

Signs will be placed along the detour route, which is depicted in the map below, which was provided by the City.

Courtesy of Duluth Parks and Recreation
Courtesy of Duluth Parks and Recreation

There is no public access to this closed section of the Lakewalk during construction, which is expected to take approximately one week.

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