Portions of Skyline staying closed through May

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The back and forth rain and snow over the last few weeks has forced the City of Duluth to prolong the closure of some sections of Skyline Parkway.

"Days like this, obviously Mother Nature has her own time frame," says the City’s Street Maintenance Coordinator, Geoff Vukelich. "It definitely delays a lot of other projects throughout the city. It delays a lot of our patching and sweeping operations as well. But overall, what this does is it really helps keep the infrastructure that’s in this area in better shape."

Vehicular access is staying closed through May 31. The portions of this road includes:

  • Skyline Parkway from 0.4 miles east of Glenwood Street to Maxwell Road
  • Seven Bridges Road from Lakeview Chalet to Maxwell Road
  • Maxwell Road from Skyline Parkway to Oak Street
  • Skyline Parkway from 0.3 miles south of 100th Avenue West to the city limits

"Once we can get this snow melted and get that road base dried out, we can do the maintenance to the road that we need, and then we can open it up. And if we don’t do that, unfortunately it’s just going to be a little bit more of a headache for people who want to try and utilize this in those nice summer months that we have."

The first three road segments are located at the east end of Skyline Parkway, generally from the Lakeview Chalet on Seven Bridges Road to the Hawk Ridge overlook. The last-named segment is at the extreme western end of Skyline Parkway beyond Spirit Mountain, reaching the city limits.

The City of Duluth does keep their natural trail conditions up to date as well, which can be found here.