Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 24, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

London Road tree trimming project scheduled to begin in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — A tree trimming project will begin soon along London Road between South 26th Avenue and the Lester River in Duluth. Trees and other vegetation with low-hanging branches will be trimmed as soon as staff is available and weather permits.

The low hanging branches are being hit by trucks and other large vehicles and need to be removed to provide clearance for safe passage and to prevent vehicle damage.

Trees and vegetation encroaching sidewalks will also be trimmed or removed if necessary in accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Diseased trees and those that obscure traffic signs or that are too close to power lines will also be evaluated for trimming or removal.

MnDOT will obtain approval from property owners for any tree trimming that passes over private property lines. Most of the tree trimming will occur on MnDOT right of way.

Trees marked with ribbons are being assessed by MnDOT traffic and maintenance personnel and a certified arborist. Final decisions determining which trees will be removed will be made after the trimming project is completed.
Motorists are asked to pay attention and slow down when approaching these work zones.