Report suggest solutions for traffic congestion in Duluth’s Bayfront area

DULUTH, MN–A new report outlines recommendations to alleviate traffic congestion in Duluth’s Bayfront area during big events.

The report, issued by the Metropolitan Interstate Council, is the result of months of studies and meetings between stakeholders in Canal Park, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, and Bayfront Park areas.

Some of the key recommendations revolve around parking. The MIC recommended reconstructing the 5th Avenue West area. There were a wide array of options for how that could look, ranging as high as a $32 million total reconstruction of the area.

The report also recommended using apps to showing parking availability, and a prepaid parking strategy for ramps, among other things.

Pedestrian access was also a big focus. Along with some other ideas, the report showed a covered pedestrian walkway along 5th avenue west, new wayfinding signs, and pedestrian access control near Bayfront Park could all make a difference.

For a complete look at the report, click here.

Briggs LeSavage

Briggs LeSavage

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