Engineering

2024 Sales Tax Projects

The proposed project will involve one of the following on each street (see list of streets here):

  • Reclamation and paving – (1) Milling 2-3 inches of bituminous off street. (2) Reclaim the street which involves grinding up remaining pavement and 2-3 inches of subgrade (gravel) and then, (3) paving 3-4 inches of new pavement.
  • Mill and overlay – Milling 1.5-2 inches of paving off street and paving a new 1.5-2 inches layer of paving.

In addition to the street work, there will be some stormwater infrastructure repairs as well as ADA upgrades where possible, mostly at pedestrian ramps at intersections. Some residential and business driveways will require concrete work. Notice will be given to individual residents when access will be limited, usually about a week, by the contractor. The project should not affect mail delivery or garbage pickup schedules. It is advisable to put your house number on your garbage cans in case they get moved so we can get them back to you. Streets will be temporarily posted “No Parking” on multiple occasions during the project. Signs will be removed when you can park and reposted when necessary, such as for milling and then again for paving.
The City of Duluth’s Streets Sales tax will fund these projects and there will be no assessments for the projects to property owners.

Common questions and answers:

  • Will garbage still be picked up?
    • Yes, garbage pickup will still occur.
  • Can I still access my driveway?
    • Most of the time, yes.  The only time this will be affected is if there needs to be driveway concrete work performed.  If there needs to be driveway concrete replacement, we will knock on doors and notify property owners. 

If you would like more information about when your street is scheduled for improvement, please keep visiting this website for more weekly status updates.


Current status updates:

New concrete pouring, will be finished and Milling and Paving is scheduled for week of June 3rd.

  • N 57th Ave W
  • N 56th Ave W
  • Spirit Dr
  • 57th Ave W

Concrete pouring, will be finishing and Milling and Paving is scheduled for week of June 3rd.

  • W 5th Street
  • W 4th Street
  • N 39th Ave W
  • N 38th Ave W
  • N 41st Ave W

These streets were posted “No Parking” on the 20th with concrete sidewalk, curb, and catch basin removal occurring the week of the 20th. Concrete work will star week of May 27th.

Lake Ave. is the exception because of steep grades and removals will happen closer to concrete work.

  • W 6th Street
  • W 5th Street (Skyline)
  • N Lake Ave
  • W Myrtle Street

These streets were posted “No Parking” on the 20th with concrete sidewalk, curb, and catch basin removal. Driveway culvert replacement will be starting the week of June 3rd.

  • Como Ave
  • E Gilead Ave
  • E Locust Street
  • Myrtle Pl

This is the plan at this point. As the work progresses, the starting dates may change and will be updated weekly on this website.

Milling and paving of the street will be scheduled at a later date and the streets will be reposted for each of those operations again.

We will try to maintain access unless we are pouring your driveway, at which point we will knock on your door and work with you as we will need about a week for concrete work.