Northwest Superior Traffic Circulation Study
|The final document for this study can be viewed at the following link: Northwest Superior Traffic Circulation Study. Please send questions to Robert Herling at email@example.com.|
|The City of Superior is targeting the area near Winter Street and Susquehanna Avenue for redevelopment, hoping to encourage commercial and industrial development there. Future businesses and industries in this area would be dependent on access to U.S. Highways 2 & 53 (Bong and Blatnik Bridges) for transportion. Recent development in this area has also increased the amount of traffic in the area, particularly truck traffic. The concern is that current capacities of Susquehanna Avenue and Winter Street, as well as access to U.S. Highway 2, may not be sufficient after this area has been fully developed.|
|The study was undertaken to answer a few primary questions. Will traffic operations throughout north Superior be adversely affected by the extra vehicle trips generated by the developments? Will the extra traffic require an off-ramp for the Bong Bridge at Susquehanna Avenue? Would extra commercial truck traffic to and from the new developments warrant the construction of a bypass route connecting N 3rd Street to Winter Avenue?|
To help answer these questions, as well as others, a survey was distributed to area businesses and transportation organizations, a traffic model was created to project future traffic patterns, and several different analyses were undertaken to identify potential safety and capacity issues.
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|Contact MIC Planner Robert Herling by phone at (218) 529-7573 or send a message by email.|
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|We Need Your Input!
The MIC has prepared a Draft Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Area for the next twenty five years.
You are invited to give input and learn about transportation trends, priorities and planned projects for Duluth, Superior, Hermantown, Proctor and area townships.
Public comments are being taken from September 1 through September 30, 2014 on the planís content and the proposed projects.
Two public meetings will be held, on:
Thursday, September 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Superior Public Library
Thursday, September 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at ARDC (Arrowhead Regional Development Commission) in Downtown Duluth.
Questions and comments can also be directed to MIC Planner James Gittemeier by phone at (218) 529-7556 or by e-mail.
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4th Street Construction Project
Duluth-Superior Port Land Use Plan
Northwest Douglas County Freight Movement Study
Duluth 6th Avenue East Traffic Study
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