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Downtown Duluth one-way avenues to be switched over to two-ways next week

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Changes are coming to several avenues in downtown starting next week.

On Monday, crews will start the conversion of First, Second, and Third Avenues West from one-ways to two-ways.

The conversions will be between Superior Street up to Fourth Street in order to allow more direct connections to downtown businesses and to ease confusion for motorists in the area.

Work will begin after nine a.m. on Monday on Third Avenue West.

Crews will move east as they work, and no parking or travel will be allowed during the conversion process.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the week, depending on the weather.

The changes to each intersection are provided below:

First Street:

  • 1st street and 1st Avenue West – the traffic signal will be covered and stop signs will be installed on both the avenue and street (all-way stop condition)
  • 1st Street and 2nd Avenue West – the traffic signal will be covered and stop signs will be installed on the avenue only 
  • 1st Street and 3rd Avenue West – the traffic signal will be covered and stop signs will be installed on both the avenue and street (all-way stop condition)

Second Street:

  • 2nd Street -No changes will be made to second street traffic control at the intersections (signals will remain)

3rd Street:

  • 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue West – the traffic signal will be covered and stop signs will be installed on the avenue only
  • Several parking spaces will be removed to the east and west of each intersection on 3rd Street (1st Ave W, 2nd Ave W, and 3rd Ave W) and the bus stops will also be re-located to the west side of the intersections. This will provide better sight distances for the new direction of travel on the avenues.
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