The City of Duluth and Minnesota Department of Transportation are hosting a virtual public meeting to discuss the Highway 53 Under-Bridge Activation Report.

The virtual public meeting, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, will provide attendees the ability to discuss the available spaces under the Hwy 53 bridge in Lincoln Park and their potential uses.

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The project overview is described as such:

The Highway 53 bridges, located in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, were to be replaced as part of the Twin Ports Interchange project, but were deferred due to a funding shortfall. MnDOT anticipates the bridges will be replaced in approximately 2027 when funding for the project becomes available. It is important to understand the community’s vision for use of space beneath the new bridges now, in order to complete the bridge design in a manner that does not preclude a safe and engaging space use under the future bridges.

The space under the current bridge is being used for parking, recreation and a connection between the neighborhoods on either side of Highway 53.

Once the new bridge is in place, there are several of options when it comes to how best utilize the space underneath. You can click here to read the complete Highway 53 Under-Bridge Activation Report, including suggested options.

You can also click on the button below for more information, including a link to the public virtual meeting.

Anyone unable to attend the virtual meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, will be able to listen to a recording of the meeting, which will be posted on the same page.

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