Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Lake Avenue Bridge Duluth

St. Louis County

About the project

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

Weekly update

When the project begins weekly updates will be posted.

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 

Traffic impacts

There are no traffic impacts currently. When the project begins, the project will be completed in stages. Each stage will have traffic impacts.

Phasing maps

Phase 1 (PDF)

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage 1 construction.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 to- and from- I-35. There will be no access to Downtown from the bridge at this stage of construction.

Phase 2 (PDF)

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage 2 construction. Access to Superior Street and Downtown opens. The northbound Lake Avenue lanes from Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the southbound lanes to allow traffic to cross the bridge.




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 on-ramp from Canal Park to I-35





* There will be a period of time that Stage 1 and 2 will overlap.

Phase 1 and 2 (PDF)

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage  1 and 2 construction. Access to Superior Street and Downtown opens. The northbound Lake Avenue lanes from Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the southbound lanes to allow traffic to cross the bridge.

Phase 3 (PDF)

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage 3 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 1*

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 to- and from- I-35. There will be no access to Downtown from the bridge at this stage of construction.

Stage 2*

Access to Superior Street and Downtown opens. The northbound Lake Avenue lanes from Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the southbound lanes to allow traffic to cross the bridge.

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 on-ramp from Canal Park to I-35

* There will be a period of time that Stage 1 and 2 will overlap.

Stage 3

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