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Duluth to host public meeting on Lakewalk, Brighton Beach projects

The city is working to reinforce those sections of shoreline from damaging Lake Superior waves.

File: Brighton Beach storm damage
Ron Benson, of Duluth, surveys the storm damage to the road at Duluth's Brighton Beach in October 2018. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

The city of Duluth will host a virtual public meeting on its ongoing projects to reinforce sections of Lake Superior shoreline.

The 6 p.m. meeting Oct. 7 will focus on the Lakewalk from Endion Station to 26th Avenue East and the Brighton Beach Resiliency Project.

"These areas have experienced considerable damage from past storm events and will continue to erode unless the city acts to ensure its longterm resiliency by mitigating the impacts of future events. This project will include proposed shoreline stabilization and other hazard mitigation measures," the city said in a news release.

The Lakewalk and Brighton Beach have weathered five severe storms since 2017. Makeshift repairs have occurred at the beach following those storms, but the mini-master plan would armor the area to withstand more from Lake Superior.

According to the city, the meeting will be hosted by the Parks and Recreation and Property and Facilities Management divisions, and will include a presentation from LHB and AMI Consulting Engineers, the project's consultants.

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The meeting's agenda includes:

  • Introductions.
  • Project purpose and guiding principles.
  • Presentation of draft concept plans (LHB &AMI).
  • Questions and answers as well as public comments.

The public can join the meeting by going to duluthmn.gov/live-meeting and selecting “Parks & Recreation Public Meetings.”

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