Recently, the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department announced that a section of the Lakewalk would need to close temporarily to allow for scheduled shoreline restoration.

The closure included 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 found a detour had been established, which included a combination of street and sidewalk routes along London Road, 15th Avenue East, and South Street.

This week, they announced a separate project has begun that is forcing the temporary closure of a portion of the beach along the Lakewalk, near the corner of Lake Superior. As was the case in the project from earlier in the month, this again involves shoreline restoration.

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Trucks will be crossing the Lakewalk using access from the carriage path near the Endion Station Inn to haul materials to the restoration site. A flagger will be on site when trucks are hauling. There will be no access to the beach during restoration work, which is expected to take approximately four weeks.

Duluth's Parks and Recreation Department included the map below, highlighting the construction zone and closure area.

Duluth Parks & Recreation
Duluth Parks & Recreation

The Lakewalk will remain open to users throughout the project, with potential access interruptions by flaggers to allow truck crossings as needed. The work will repair shoreline damage sustained during storms in November of 2022, in which a State disaster was called. The repair work is supported by Minnesota State Disaster funding.

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