Duluth Reopens Access to Areas Damaged by Storm Surge

DATE: 10/25/2018

BY: Pakou Ly, Communications Office

[Duluth, MN] – Since the October 10 storm, the City of Duluth has worked expeditiously to temporarily restore and reopen some of the damaged areas to the public until future permanent repairs can be made. The City is seeking state emergency aid. Crews cleared away debris and have reopened a temporary unpaved path adjacent to the existing Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park between the canal and Endion Station. Crews will remove equipment and safety fencing tomorrow. The City plans to have the 12th Street beach access and Brighton Beach road opened later today. Crews are continuing with improvements to the sidewalk area between the DECC and Great Lakes Aquarium and hope to complete the new concrete sidewalk as soon as weather conditions allow.

As a reminder, the pedestrian trail behind the Ledges residential units is closed until further notice due to significant erosion. The Lakewalk Trail between Lake Place Park and Leif Erikson Park remains closed.

The City thanks the public for their patience and cooperation during this cleanup process. The City recommends people only use the temporary path in Canal Park and avoid the damaged Trail areas as conditions may still be unstable.