Spiffing up before the marathonConstruction crews ripped up the center of brick-paved Superior Street last week. It is considered a temporary fix for a five-block segment.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
Construction crews ripped up the center of brick-paved Superior Street last week. It is considered a temporary fix for a five-block segment.
Barring any unanticipated discoveries or significant weather delays, Kelly Fleissner, the city’s manager of maintenance operations, expects to wrap up work by June 14.
The ripped sections will be replaced with asphalt. With few exceptions, all brickwork in the existing parking lanes, sidewalks and intersections will be left intact. The repairs are a short-term fix in advance of Grandma’s Marathon.
The project targets some of the most heaved and uneven sections of Superior Street, said David Montgomery, Duluth’s chief administrative officer.
“The condition of the road is such that it is not a good surface for vehicle traffic or marathoners,” Montgomery said.
The cost of the temporary fix will be relatively modest, Montgomery said.