Construction Updates

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Week of April 6

Construction crews are:

  • Building new foundations and concrete walls with the help of two construction tower cranes.
  • Preparing the site for delivery of structural steel.
  • Blasting and hauling rock excavated between First and Second streets. Blasts are scheduled at noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Air horn warnings begin five minutes before the blasts.
  • Excavating old foundations and hammering out rock near the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Buildings, which will cause greater noise and vibrations.
  • Working inside some areas of the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building to prepare for structural tie-ins to the new building. The work will cause noise and vibrations.

Street closures

  • Superior Street has reopened until next summer with temporary paving.
  • 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. Another option is free valet parking. The valet drop-off is nearby at 502 E. Second St. The entrance for the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building and Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan) is the stoplight at East Second Street and Fifth Avenue East.

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 the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building 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.

Free valet parking

Temporarily suspended.