Construction Updates

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Construction update: Week of July 12th 

Picture of construction progress from the beginning of the week of July 12th, 2021

Construction crews are:

  • Erecting structural steel and decking on the 15th and 16th floors of the hospital tower.
  • Installing exterior façade framing on floors 4, 5 and 6.
  • Building the exterior wall and soffit framing on the 3rd floor of the clinic tower.
  • Installing fire proofing overlay on 8th and 9th floors.
  • Brick and masonry work is being completed along the alley and on the 9th floor.
  • Roofing completed on the outpatient rooftop garden and mechanical areas.
  • Kitchen materials are being installed.
  • Installing plumbing as well as electrical and mechanical systems in clinic tower.
  • Elevator cars are being installed, which will allow for the removal of the exterior skip hoist near Superior Street to be removed. A skip hoist is in place near First Street but is not yet in use.

Street closures

  • East Second Street has been closed between Fourth Ave. to Fifth Ave., including the intersection at Fourth Ave. Sidewalks are also closed.
  • Entry and exit for the Essentia Health Green Ramp will be from Third St. only.
  • Fourth Avenue East is closed from Superior Street to East Second Street.
  • East First Street is closed from Fourth Avenue East to Seventh Avenue East, with limited access for service vehicles.

Access to Duluth Clinic's First Street Building

A skywalk from the city’s Medical District parking ramp allows patients and staff to safely pass through the construction site to the First Street clinic and Essentia Health’s medical campus. The skywalk is open only to patients and staff due to COVID-19 guidelines. All patients and staff must use a COVID-19 screening station in the clinic’s main lobby.

Access to Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan) and the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building

All patients and visitors to these facilities are asked to park in the Green Ramp with entry on Third Street only. This ramp is adjacent to the Duluth Clinic’s Third Street Building and connected to the Second Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan) by skywalks. Find out more about the Second Street construction project.

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