Park Point sanitary sewer lining begins next week

Work expected to take 3-4 weeks.

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Starting Monday, a cure-in-place liner will be installed into the main sanitary sewer line through Park Point.

The city of Duluth and a contractor will begin installing the cured-in-place pipe with crews mobilizing the site on Monday, and starting work Tuesday, a city news release said Friday.

“While this is a difficult time for all of us, the city of Duluth’s Public Works and Utilities department is committed to providing drinking water, sewer, and natural gas services for all residents,” Tom Pfeffer, city of Duluth senior engineer, said. “To that end, we continue to identify sewer repairs that cannot wait.”

Schedule for the sewer project is as follows:

  • Tuesday work will take place on the 2200 and 2700 blocks of Minnesota Avenue.
  • Wednesday work will take place on the 2600 and 2800 blocks of Minnesota Avenue.
  • Thursday work will take place on the 1300 and 2400 blocks of Minnesota Avenue.

Work is expected to take three to four weeks to complete the lining of the sanitary sewer system.
“With Lake Superior being at its seasonal low elevation, completing the work now ensures the best chance of success for the remaining project work,” Pfeffer said.


The city and its contractor will be enacting its infectious disease control policies while they work, the city said. Crew members will follow social distancing practices and do not anticipate going into homes during the work.

Homeowners can expect some inconveniences during this work that includes traffic restrictions, the city said. Residents in the affected areas have been notified of the work.

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