Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Lake Avenue Bridge

Duluth

About the project

Location map of the Lake Avenue Bridge project
Lake Avenue Bridge project area

Project update

Expected reopening is mid August.
Traffic is in the Stage 2 pattern. However, there is no access to or from Superior Street as the City of Duluth’s Superior Street Reconstruct Project is ongoing.

Pedestrian access remains between Canal Park and Downtown.

Summary of work

  • Two-inch concrete resurfacing
  • Accessible sidewalks and crossing signals
  • Signal light replacement
  • Updated police and traffic cameras
  • Addition of bike lane across the bridge¬†
  • Addition of left turn lane onto Superior Street

Traffic impacts

Stage 2 - July to mid August

Work shifts and the southbound Lake Avenue lanes to Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the northbound lanes.

Closed Traffic Movements

I-35 northbound off-ramp
I-35 northbound on-ramp from Downtown
I-35 southbound on-ramp from Canal Park
I-35 southbound off-ramp to Canal Park

Graphic showing the Lake Avenue crossing over Interstate 35. The graphic depicts the areas that will be closed during Stage 2 construction. Work shifts and the southbound Lake Avenue lanes to Canal Park will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to two lane/two way on the northbound lanes. Closed traffic movements; I-35 northbound off-ramp; I-35 northbound on-ramp from Downtown; I-35 southbound on-ramp from Canal Park; I-35 southbound off-ramp to Canal Park
Stage 2 map (PDF)