Posted at: 10/22/2013 11:02 PM
By: Zach Hammer
Those in charge of the Superior Street reconstruction project facilitated a meeting Tuesday night, gathering input from the public on what to do with the well-traveled roadway.
The City of Duluth plans to reconstruct Superior Street from 6th Avenue West to 4th Avenue East, replacing aging utilities and removing the brick pavers; bricks the City says are at the end of their lifespan.
It is still not decided whether they will be replaced with more bricks or pavement.
That's where the engineering firm LHB steps in.
"Superior Street is an important street to Duluth. It's a key street for the economic vitality and growth of the city," said Brad Scott, a civil engineer with LHB, and project manager for the Superior Street project. "I think the business owners. the tenants, the residents all have unique ideas about what they want to street to be."
The City has hired LHB and SRF to do the preliminary design work on the project. That is set to wrap up next month. The final design will be completed in 2015, and construction is anticipated to start in 2016.
Tuesday's meeting was the first of six public hearings on the issue.
Click here to learn more about the reconstruction, give the City your input, or find out about upcoming meetings.