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Construction update: Week of Aug. 3

Picture of construction progress from the beginning of the week of August 3, 2020

Construction crews are:

  • Erecting structural steel beams and floor decking between Superior Street and First Street.
  • Building foundations and concrete walls between First and Second streets.
  • Working in the lower level parking garage of the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building to prepare the area for a new loading dock.
  • Removing rock for large footings along East First Street, near the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building.
  • Installing water service lines along Fourth Avenue East.

Street closures

  • Work on the Lake Avenue exit on Interstate 35 and the reconstruction of Superior Street have closed parts of the Lake Avenue exit. Superior Street is closed from Lake Avenue to Third Avenue West.
  • 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

The west entry from East Second Street into Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan) and the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building is closed. All traffic now 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.

Another skywalk between the city’s parking ramp and the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building has been demolished. A construction crosswalk 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.