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MIC Plans and Studies - by Category
The following is a comprehensive list of all plans and studies released by the Metropolitan Interstate Council since 1998, grouped by category. All plans can be viewed as pdf documents:

Airport Plans
    Duluth Airport Land Use Study (2001)
    A regional plan that examines how the Duluth, City of Hermantown, Canosia Township, Rice Lake Township, and St. Louis County development will affect Duluth International Airport.…View plan in pdf format (2.64 MB)

Bike Plans
    Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Bikeways Implementation Plan (1999)

    Munger Trail Extension (2007)

    Proctor Master Trails Plan (2007)
    This plan gives an overview and shows possible alignments of all planned trail projects (paved and unpaved) that connect with the City of Proctor.…View Plan, segment-by-segment

Corridor Plans
    Belknap Street Corridor Study (2003)
    A look at one of Superior's most important accesses to the commercial area, focusing mostly on current and future roadway deficiencies and solutions to those problems.…View plan in pdf format (14 MB)

    Boundary Avenue Corridor Management Plan (2004)

    Duluth Heights Traffic Circulation Study (2006)

    Duluth Thoroughfare Plan (1998)

    Duluth-Superior Tourism and Transportation Plan (1999)

    Duluth-Superior Wayfinding Plan (2003)

    Hermantown and MIC-Area Townships Thoroughfare Plan (2001)

    Hermantown Section 13 Circulation Analysis (2005)
    A report to identify key Hermantown corridors and intersections that need improvements. It also looks at future developments and their impact on the area.…View plan in pdf format (3.37 MB)

    Hermantown (Trunk Highway 53/194) Access Management Plan (1999)

    Lake Avenue Transportation Plan (2003)
    Lake Avenue is one of Duluth's most intergral roadways in the downtown area. It serves as the link from the Canal Park area to the Miller Hill Mall. This study examines its deficencies and possible solutions to the problems.…View plan in pdf format (1.35 MB)

    Lincoln Park Transportation Assessment (2002)

    Midway Road Access Management Plan (2000)

    Miller Trunk Highway Implementation Plan (2002)

    North 28th Street Transportation Study (2003)
    A look into the past and present planning decisions of the corridor and examining how they will affect present and future transportation issues.…View plan in pdf format (2.52 MB)

    North Township Roads Assessment (2004)
    A study examining Howard Gnesen, Rice Lake, Jean Duluth and Arnold roads. All are major roads leading into the city of Duluth and examining their effectiveness is important to the entire city.…View plan in pdf format (5.34 MB)

    Rice Lake Road Corridor and Traffic Impact Study (2006)
    A study designed to identify solutions to improve safety, access and roadway functionality on Rice Lake Road from Arrowhead Road to Central Entrance.…View plan in pdf format (11.1 MB)

    Superior Speed Limit Study (1999)

    Superior Thoroughfare Plan (1999)

Freight Plans
    Duluth-Superior Area Truck Route Study (2001)
    Trucking provides the area with vital resources and helps economic prosperity. This study examines how well the area serves the trucking industry and what ways it could be more effective.…View plan in pdf format (2.45 MB)

    Metropolitan Rail Study (1998)
    The rail system is an important part of the Duluth-Superior economy. This study examines the effectiveness of the current system and follows up by recommending ways to improve what exists now.…View plan in pdf format (7.24 MB)

    Twin Ports Intermodal Freight Terminal Study (2003)

Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
    The LRTP provides direction for how the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area can arrive at a transportation future desired by its communities. With a 20 year outlook, the LRTP examines our area's transportation system against its current and future mobility needs, and establishes a set of strategies designed to meet those needs and achieve the transportation objectives of our area's communities.

    Directions in Transportation 2035 (2010)

    Access and Mobility for People and Freight 2030 (2005)

    TSM Assessment of MIC Roadways in Minnesota (2007)
    Transportation Systems Management (TSM) is a strategy aimed at improving the overall performance of the transportation network without resorting to large-scale, expensive capital improvements. This plan identifies "areas of concern" on the Minnesota side of the MIC Planning Area as well as recommended improvements....View plan in pdf format (4.5 MB)

    TSM Assessment of MIC Roadways in Wisconsin (2007)
    Transportation Systems Management (TSM) is a strategy aimed at improving the overall performance of the transportation network without resorting to large-scale, expensive capital improvements. This plan identifies "areas of concern" on the Wisconsin side of the MIC Planning Area as well as recommended improvements....View plan in pdf format (4.7 MB)

Parking Plans
    Downtown Duluth Parking Study (2000)

    Downtown Superior /Commerical Core Parking Study (2003)
    A Superior parking study requested by the city of Superior and the Superior Business Improvement District (BID) to see how parking functions in the area.…View plan in pdf format (8.39 MB)

    Duluth Medical District Parking Study (2001)

    Superior Business District Parking Study (1998)

    1992 Canal Park Parking Study (1992)

Pedestrian Plans
    Duluth Curb Ramp Assessment (2003)
    A study examining curb ramps and their accessability for individuals who need them. The study also examines what curb ramp locations are most needed based on transportation demands.…View plan in pdf format (17.9 MB)

    Duluth Sidewalk Inventory (2002)
    A study that looks at the current conditions of Duluth's sidewalk system. Also examined are the benefits of having multimodal transportation options in the community.…View plan in pdf format (5.7 MB)

    Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Pedestrian Plan (1999)

    Safe Routes to School in Duluth (2006)

    Safe Routes to School in Superior (2005)

    Superior Sidewalk Inventory (1999)

    Superior Sidewalk Inventory Appendix: Buffer Analysis (2002)

Policy Plans
    Duluth Air Quality Maintenance Plan Update (2002)

    Duluth Urban Area Growth Impact Study (2004)

    Proctor Comprehensive Plan Update (2002)

    Proctor Comprehensive Plan 1997

    Public Involvement Plan (2007)
    This document provides guidance on public involvement procedures and techniques for the MIC to follow while undertaking a study, program or plan.…View plan in pdf format (1.11 MB)

    Rice Lake Township Roads Assessment (2002)

Port and Harbor Plans
    Duluth Port Land Use Plan (2005)

    Erie Pier Management Plan (2007)
    Following the lead of Duluth's Army Corps of Engineering ofiice, members of the HTAC's Dredging Subcommittee worked cooperatively to develop a plan to convert the Erie Pier Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) (for materials dredged from the Duluth-Superior Harbor) to a Processing and Rreuse Facility (PRF).…View the plan in pdf format (1.5 MB)

    Landside Port Access Plan (2000)

    Superior Port Land Use Plan (2003)

Transit Plans
    DTA Comprehensive Operational Analysis and Downtown Interaction Study (2003)

    DTA Off-Street Transit Center Feasibility Study (2004)

    Duluth Regional Transit Study (2001)

    Duluth-Superior Area Transit Vision (1998)

Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs)
    2008-2011 Duluth Metropolitan Area TIP (2007)

    2008-2011 Superior Metropolitan Area TIP (2007)

    2007-2010 Duluth Metropolitan Area TIP (2006)
    The TIP is an annually prepared document that lists out all federally funded roadway, transit, rail and other transportation related projects in the Duluth Metro.…View plan in pdf format (2.49 MB)

    2007-2010 Superior Metropolitan Area TIP (2006)
    The TIP is an annually prepared document that lists out all federally funded roadway, transit, rail and other transportation related projects in the Superior Metro.…View plan in pdf format (1.87 MB)

    2006-2008 Duluth Metropolitan Area TIP (2005)
    The TIP is an annually prepared document that lists out all federally funded roadway, transit, rail and other transportation related projects in the Duluth Metro.…View plan in pdf format (2.78 MB)

    2006-2008 Superior Metropolitan Area TIP (2005)
    The TIP is an annually prepared document that lists out all federally funded roadway, transit, rail and other transportation related projects in the Superior Metro.…View plan in pdf format (272 KB)




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Northwest Douglas County Freight Movement Study

Duluth 6th Avenue East Traffic Study

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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