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MIC Planning Area
The MIC planning area encompasses Duluth, Superior and outlying townships
The MIC’s planning jurisdiction—the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Planning Area—extends from the census-defined Duluth-Superior Urbanized Area out to the first ring of non-urbanized townships. In Minnesota this includes the Cities of Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor, and the townships of Canosia, Duluth, Grand Lake, Lakewood, Midway, Rice Lake and Solway. In Wisconsin the MIC planning area includes the City of Superior, the townships of Lakeside, Parkland and Superior and the villages of Oliver and Superior.

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Planning Area is 617 square miles and is encompassed within St. Louis and Douglas counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, respectively. The Census 2000 population for the entire MIC planning area was 145,166. By the year 2004, population estimates from the Minnesota Department of Administration and Wisconsin Demographic Services Center had increased slightly to 146,365.

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2018 MIC Area Transportation Project Applications

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council invites you to review and comment on the 2018 transportation projects that have been proposed for federal funding in the Duluth metropolitan area.

Current Planning Initiatives
Duluth-Superior Port Land Use Plan

Northwest Douglas County Freight Movement Study

Grand Ave/State Hwy 23 Corridor Study

Duluth 6th Avenue East Traffic Study

Superior South End Traffic Study


Bike-Ped Advisory Committee (BPAC)


Recent Plans and Studies
Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Study for the Duluth Area

Duluth-Superior Cruise Ship Terminal Study

DLH Air Service/Air Cargo Leakage & Expansion Analysis

Duluth Sidewalk Study

Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Bike Map

Central Entrance Corridor Study

Lincoln Park Pedestrian Plan

Transportation Systems Management (TSM)

N Minnesota/NW Wisconsin Freight Plan

UMD-CSS Transportation Study

East 2nd Street Corridor Study (Superior)

DTA Route Analysis for the City of Superior

Downtown Modal Connections Study

Proctor Comprehensive Plan Update 2008

Endion Land Use and Transportation Study

Safe Routes To School Funding Applications

Northwest Superior Traffic Circulation Plan

Proctor Master Trail Plan

Munger Trail to Lakewalk Connector


Erie Pier Management Plan

Duluth Heights Traffic Circulation Plan

MnDOT Functional Classification Update

Public Involvement Plan

Rice Lake Road Corridor & Traffic Impact Study

Duluth and Superior Safe Routes to School Plans

Duluth Urban Area Growth Impact Study

Human Services Coordinated Transit Plan