Duluth to begin work on new Cross-City Trail segment along St. Louis River

The project will extend the path another 2 miles.

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The city of Duluth has announced that next week, it will commence construction of a paved path that will extend the length of the existing Cross-City Trail by 2 miles from its current terminus at Carlton Street in Lincoln Park. The new segment of trail will run beside the St. Louis River.

The project also will involve around two to three weeks of repairs to the pedestrian bridge behind Wade Stadium around 34th Avenue West. The new trail will then run from 40th Avenue West toward Irving Park with work expected to begin in early June. The construction should not disrupt motorized traffic, except on Oneota Street.

Come June, the project will push the path east from 40th Avenue West to connect with the end of the existing path at Carlton Street, likely by August. During the construction of this final trail link, motorists can expect some impacts on traffic.

The proposed new section of trail has been dubbed the River Route. Funding for the project will come from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and local tourism taxes dedicated to bring new amenities to the St. Louis River corridor.

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