City installing snow emergency route signs |

City installing snow emergency route signs

Updated: May 17, 2021 06:22 PM
Created: May 17, 2021 02:40 PM

Snow emergencies are far in the future. But the city of Duluth is preparing for them  now. Crews are busy installing 2300 snow emergency route signs along 120 miles of road.

They had hoped to do this project last year, but then COVID hit. 

Here's how the snow emergency route will work. Public works director Jim Benning said they would call it by 4pm in the afternoon. Then you'd have to move your car between 4-9pm if you're parked on the snow emergency route.

He said it's about efficiency. "The plow drivers won't have to zig-zag around cars. And by increasing efficiency, they'll be able to move snow on major routes and then get to the residential streets and alleys faster than in the past."

The signs should be up by mid-summer, as they are ahead of schedule.

Benning said the city will be doing more outreach and education as we head into winter.

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