Construction Updates

Week of Oct. 14

Construction crews are:

  • Building a new pedestrian walkway from Superior Street to the service alley below the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building.
  • Continuing demolition on the Amendola Building, at the corner of Superior Street and Fourth Avenue East, and then moving uphill to the west end of the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building.
  • Preparing the former Blue Parking Ramp and parts of the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building for demolition. This includes utility work as well as building new temporary walls in ramp’s elevator lobbies and the former fitness and therapy center.
  • Moving and installing utilities (water and electrical lines) in the 400 block of East First Street. This work includes excavating rock, which is noisy.
  • Renovating a loading dock in 400 block of East First Street.

Parking ramp closed for demolition.

  • The Blue Parking Ramp at the corner of Fourth Avenue East and East Second Street is closed for demolition. 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 Avenue and Fifth Avenue East.

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.
  • Superior Street is closed past its intersection with Fourth 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.

The skywalk between the city’s parking ramp and the Duluth Clinic’s First Street Building is closed for demolition. A construction crosswalk allows pedestrians to cross Fourth Avenue East and walk along First Street to the clinic as well as the entrance on First Street to Essentia Health-Duluth and the Duluth Clinic’s Second Street Building.

Free valet parking

Free valet parking is available at the entrance to Essentia Health-Duluth and the Second Street clinic at 502 E. Second St. All patients with appointments on our downtown campus can simply drop off their vehicles and pick them up later. Hours have been expanded to 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guest Services staff are on hand to help patients get to their appointments.