New parking ramp for medical district, watch for lane closures

Construction has begun on a new city parking ramp in Duluth’s Medical District. The new ramp will be located next to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Essentia said the new ramp will be a positive addition to the Medical District, providing more parking spaces for patients and visitors in a location that allows convenient access to Essentia Health clinics and hospitals on its downtown Duluth campus.

The City of Duluth is notifying community members of road closures caused by the construction, which is expected to take about a year and a half. 

Starting Monday, Fourth Avenue East between First and Second streets will be closed. There will be additional lane closures on First Street and Third Avenue East, but traffic will be able to move in both directions. The sidewalk along Fourth Avenue East next to St. Mary’s will remain open to pedestrians.