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Construction update: Week of Jan. 25

Picture of construction progress from the beginning of the week of January 25, 2021

Construction crews are:

  • Finishing a temporary skywalk between clinic tower and city’s parking ramp on First Street. It is expected to open Feb. 1 to patients and staff.
  • Installing exterior glass and the framework to hold curtain walls on the lower levels of the clinic tower between Superior Street and First Street.
  • Erecting structural steel and floor decking between First and Second streets, where the hospital tower is being built.
  • Wrapping the hospital tower’s lower floors with temporary coverings to maintain proper temperatures for concrete pours and other interior work.
  • Installing plumbing as well as electrical and mechanical systems in clinic tower. Also building interior walls and door frames.
  • Working in the lower level parking garage of the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building to construct and install a new loading dock.
  • Installing electrical equipment in a transformer yard at the corner of Fourth Avenue East and Second Street.

Street closures

  • One lane of East Second Street has been closed near the construction site, but the street remains open to traffic.
  • 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.

Parking ramp has been demolished

The Blue Parking Ramp at the corner of Fourth Avenue East and East Second Street has been demolished. Parking is available in the nearby Green Ramp in the 500 block of East Second Street. 

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

All traffic enters the driveway at the stoplight at the intersection of East Second Street and Fifth Avenue East.

Access to Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building

Access to the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building is restricted but the main entrance remains open.

Patients should use the entrance to Essentia Health-Duluth at 502 E. Second St. and then walk across the skywalk to reach the First Street Building.

A construction crosswalk from the city’s Medical District parking ramp allows pedestrians to cross Fourth Avenue East and walk along First Street to the clinic as well as to Essentia Health-Duluth and the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building.