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Slip Bridge Closing to Complete Sea Wall Rehabilitation Project

The Minnesota Slip Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic due to work being done for the seawall rehabilitation project. The Minnesota Slip Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic due to work being done for the seawall rehabilitation project.  |  Photo: WDIO

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Updated: June 01, 2019 11:10 AM

The City of Duluth said in a news release Friday that the Minnesota Slip Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic due to work being done throughout the immediate area for the Sea Wall rehabilitation project. Marine traffic will not be affected by this work.

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The final phase of the project includes installing a storm water outfall, concrete patios, sidewalks, curbs, bike path, and seeding turf areas.

The City of Duluth said work will begin on June 3 and is expected to last until before Grandma’s Marathon on June 21.

“We realize this will be an inconvenience for pedestrian access from the DECC to Canal Park, but once we finish these last few weeks of the Sea Wall Rehabilitation Project, the new and improved dock walls along Minnesota Slip and behind the DECC should be a welcome improvement for the public enjoyment of that area for decades to come,” said Property and Facilities Manager, Erik Birkeland.

The Sea Wall project has totaled $7.2 million to date and was paid for in part from a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and the DECC.

Less than 8% of the entire project was matched by the City, which will include an ordinance that will be introduced to City Council on June 10th requesting $700,000 to complete the project.

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