A local contractor has been chosen for Duluth's Superior Street reconstruction project.
Northland Constructors of Duluth will take on the multi-phase revamping of Duluth's busiest downtown street.
The project, which gets underway in May, includes digging under the street and replacing or repairing all of the aging sewer lines, electrical wiring, water lines and pipes.
Sidewalks, streets, and other cosmetic features will be updated in the process.
"How should this street work and feel for a person walking along the street to make it more interactive," said Dave Montgomery, Duluth's Chief Administrative Officer of the thought behind the plan.
"I think it's a really good opportunity to keep people downtown and have them have a more leisurely experience," said city councilor Noah Hobbs.
The three phase plan will take place over a three year span.
"When we're all done we're going to have a street scape that has a look and feel that fits today's Duluth," said Montgomery.
The Superior Street Reconstruction Project also includes Duluth's steam plant conversion and switch over to a hot water system.