Superior Street Reconstruction

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Superior Street Reconstruction

Project Type: Street Reconstruction

Client: City of Duluth

Based on the need to replace below-street utilities and the condition of the streetscapes, the City of Duluth engaged a team led by LHB, Inc. to develop a preliminary design for the reconstruction of 11 blocks of Superior Street in Downtown Duluth. Due to the nature of the street and the interests of stakeholders along its route, the team undertook an intensive public engagement process that revealed the desire for a “signature street”—one that recaptures the qualities the existing street once had, creating reasonable spaces for pedestrians and pedestrian activities, and maintaining key functional elements like turn lanes, bus accommodations, and parking.

Description of Work Performed

 

    • Develop a program to engage stakeholders, business and property owners, and other interested parties to define issues and desires for a reconstructed street
    • Define the methods of replacing the street’s core infrastructure
    • Explore ways of creating a signature for Superior Street in its reconstruction through alignment and amenities
    • Demonstrate the magnitude of cost that might be associated with various reconstruction and streetscape options
    • Research various materials that might be used in the pavement systems as a replacement for the street’s brick pavers
    • Develop directions for streetscape components and amenity spaces, including two plaza spaces at Superior Street’s intersection with Lake Avenue
    • Conduct reviews of plan directions with city staff, including maintainability reviews

Visit www.superiorstreet.org and Twitter’s @WordonSuperior for project updates!

 




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