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2010-2013 Duluth Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) lists all transportation projects that have been planned and programmed for federal funding within the Duluth metropolitan area for the next four years. View more information about what the TIP is and how it is developed.

The TIP is updated annually and can be amended during the year.


TIP Documents
2010-2013 Duluth Metro TIP (entire document)

FY 2010-2013 Duluth TIP Projects Map

2010 Project List

2011 Project List

2012 Project List

2013 Project List

2009 Project Status Report

2010 Minnesota TIP Checklist

Project Applications for FY 2013 Funding
The following project applications were submitted for consideration for federal TIP funding in 2013. In accordance with established procedures, the projects are under consideration:

D-1 10th Ave East - from East 2nd St to East 9th St

D-2 Duluth Heights Connector - New road from Arrowhead Rd to Maple Grove Rd

M-1 I-35 Preservation from Boundary Ave to Pine County - Resurfacing of pavement and replacement of culverts

S-1 Martin Road - Restoration of pavement and drainage systems from Arnold Rd to Jean Duluth Rd

T-1 DTA bus purchase - Purchase 6 STRIDE buses

Every year, eligible agencies submit projects to the MIC for federal transportation funding in four years. The following are eligible agencies within the MIC Planning Area: the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT), Douglas County, St. Louis County, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Duluth Transit Authority (DTA), and cities with a population over 5,000, which includes the City of Hermantown, City of Duluth, and the City of Superior.

For the Duluth Metro TIP, the MIC solicited project proposals from the eligible agencies in December 2008. The proposed projects were then scored and prioritized by the TAC and MIC and submitted to the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (NE MN ATP) to be included with projects from across the 8-county Arrowhead region. A prioritized list of projects within the investment guidelines from the NE MN ATP is submitted to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation for consideration in the Minnesota Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

TIP Development Process
Nov. - Dec. - Project Solicitation
Jan. - Mar. - Prioritization Process
Apr. - Air Quality Review
May - Draft TIP release
June - Public Review
July - Final TIP scheduled for approval

For More Information
Contact MIC Planner James Gittemeier by phone at (218) 529-7556 or send a message by email.

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Update: Bong Bridge Roundabout (2015)










A new roundabout will be constructed as part of the 2014-2015 rehabilitation of the US2/Bong Bridge between Superior and Duluth:

Handout: How to Navigate the US2/Bong Bridge Roundabout

Video: "Take it Slow"

WisDOT website: Fast Facts about the 2014-2015 Bong Bridge Rehabilitation Project


Current Planning Initiatives
4th Street Construction Project

Duluth-Superior Port Land Use Plan

Northwest Douglas County Freight Movement Study

Duluth 6th Avenue East Traffic Study

Bicycle Planning


Recent Plans and Studies
Connnections 2040: The Duluth-Superior Long Range Transportaton Plan

Grand Ave/State Hwy 23 Corridor Study

Superior South End Traffic Study

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