Construction on Woodland Ave. Begins May 20th

Updated: May 19, 2019 10:50 PM

A two-year project to reconstruct a mile of Woodland Avenue and Calvary Road is scheduled to begin Monday, May 20th. With it comes road closures and detours for motorists and buses.

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Initial work will focus on Woodland Avenue between Anoka Street and Red Wing Street. By mid-July, work will expand north to the intersection with Calvary Road, and west on Calvary Road. 

Detour routes and DTA bus stops will be clearly marked. Signs also will be posted to direct traffic to local businesses. Access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project. 

"Just be cautious of all the work going around," says Steve Krasaway, Resident Engineer. "You're going to have to take some detours, it's going to be a little bit slower getting through the neighborhood. But when it's all said and done, it's going to be a great road for the people that are going to be driving it, biking it, walking it, using the businesses. It'll be a great project for the community."

The project is being done in partnership with the City of Duluth. The city will be installing new water and sewer lines, with St. Louis County then reconstructing the road. The reconstruction will include new sidewalks and bike lanes, improved lighting and other safety improvements.

Construction this year is expected to last through October. The total estimated cost of the project is $11.5 million.

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