Work on Fourth Street Extended into 2018

Work on Fourth Street Extended into 2018

September 13, 2017 11:58 PM

A rainy summer, discovery of more rocks, and other challenges have caused a delay in the Fourth Street project construction in Duluth. St. Louis County says they will be extending the project into the 2018 construction season.

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Construction will continue next year on Fourth Street from 23rd Avenue East to Wallace Avenue, and on Wallace Avenue from 4th Street to Arrowhead Road.

All utility work and underground work on Fourth Street, from 23rd Avenue East to Wallace Avenue, is expected to be done by this fall. A layer of pavement in that area will be placed to allow traffic and parking over the winter. Temporary curbs will also be installed to control storm runoff.

Next spring, crews will complete paving and add in permanent curb, gutters and sidewalks.

"We've accomplished a lot, and want to make sure we get it done right, not just done fast, " Public Works Resident Engineer, Steve Krasaway, said.

The joint project between St. Louis County and the city of Duluth began in 2016.


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