abc
QUICK LINKS:

Engineers Considering Bike Accommodations for Duluth's Fourth Street

Updated: 06/03/2014 11:30 PM
Created: 06/03/2014 11:28 PM WDIO.com
By: Zach Hammer
zhammer@wdio.com

Duluth's Fourth Street is traveled by more than 9,000 vehicles every day. City and county engineers want some of those drivers, along with the countless bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Hillside thoroughfare, to have a say in what it will look like after an upcoming facelift.

Two miles of the street from 6th Avenue East to Wallace Avenue is slated for a big renovation in 2016.

Engineers are considering adding accommodations like on-street bike lanes, multi-use trails, and a little greenery.

"Trees and bikes are two of the hottest topics on this project," Steve Krasaway, a resident engineer with St. Louis County, said at the first public input session on the project. "We want to accommodate the bicyclists. kind of a city plan, a county plan to accommodate the bicyclists, the motorists, and transit users."

Krasaway says the stretch is definitely in need of repair both above the ground and below. The utilities running underneath the street are several decades old and the aging infrastructure led to many water main breaks over our harsh winter. 

Although another has yet to be scheduled, Krasaway says many more public meetings will be held over the next year and a half.

For more on the project, click here.

Front Page

  • Pride Parade is Twin Ports' Biggest Yet

    As hundreds gathered to watch the Duluth Superior Pride Festival's annual parade Sunday, many of those marching said it was moving to see such a wide base of support. 

  • 1 Injured in Crow Wing County Crash

    A Brainerd man was injured when he lost control of his car and crashed on Highway 210 near Riverton Sunday. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened just after 10 a.m. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Storms Light Up Skies Over Lake Superior

    Storms moving across Lake Superior lit up the skies in Duluth on Sunday. WDIO Photographer Jamie Merideth captured the sight from West Skyline Parkway around 8:40 p.m.

  • Minnesota State Fair Sets All-Time Attendance Record Saturday

    The Minnesota State Fair experienced a record-breaking day on Saturday. Fair officials said 252,092 people attended, breaking the all-time record for the highest attended single day in the fair's history. As of Saturday, people visited the fairgrounds nearly 1.5 million times this year.

  • St. Paul Police Defend Officers in Stun-Gun Video

    The St. Paul police union is defending three officers caught on camera using a stun gun on a man who was sitting in a downtown skyway. The man said he did nothing wrong. Police say he refused "numerous lawful orders for an extended period of time."

 

Flood Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Cook
Expires: 9/1/2014 8:15 AM

Flood Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Iron; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 9/1/2014 6:30 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement