Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Lake Avenue Bridge

Duluth

About the project

Location map of the Lake Avenue Bridge project
Lake Avenue Bridge project area

Weekly update

Traffic is in the Stage 2 pattern. However there is no access to or from Superior Street as the City of Duluth’s Superior Street Reconstruct Project is ongoing and is expected to last until mid-to-late July.

Pedestrian access remains between Canal Park and Downtown.

Summary of work

  • Two-inch concrete resurfacing
  • Accessible sidewalks and crossing signals
  • Signal light replacement
  • Updated police and traffic cameras
  • Addition of bike lane across the bridge¬†
  • Addition of left turn lane onto Superior Street

Traffic impacts

Stage 1 - April 27 to late June

Close access to Superior Street from the Lake Avenue Bridge. The Superior Street / Lake Avenue Intersection will be closed for construction as part of the city of Duluth’s Superior Street Reconstruction Project.  Access to Canal Park will remain open from- I-35 N. There will be no vehicle access to Downtown from the bridge at this stage of construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Closed Traffic Movements

I-35 northbound on-ramp to I-35.
I-35 northbound off-ramp to Downtown
I-35 southbound off-ramp to Canal Park
I-35 southbound off-ramp to Downtown

Open Traffic Movements

I-35 northbound off-ramp to Canal Park
I-35 southbound on-ramp from Canal Park to I-35

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage  1 construction. Access to Superior Street and Downtown opens. The northbound Lake Avenue lanes from Canal Park will be closed for construction.
Stage 1 map (PDF)

 

Stage 2 - July to late August

Work shifts and the southbound Lake Avenue lanes to Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the northbound lanes.

Closed Traffic Movements

I-35 northbound off-ramp
I-35 northbound on-ramp from Downtown
I-35 southbound on-ramp from Canal Park
I-35 southbound off-ramp to Canal Park

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage 2 construction. Work shifts and the southbound Lake Avenue lanes to Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the northbound lanes. Closed traffic movements; I-35 northbound off-ramp; I-35 northbound on-ramp from Downtown; I-35 southbound on-ramp from Canal Park; I-35 southbound off-ramp to Canal Park
Stage 2 map (PDF)