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Downtown Duluth Sidewalk Days Causes DTA to Detour Bus Routes

Published: Expires: 7/18/2016

The Greater Downtown Council (GDC) is once again sponsoring the Downtown Sidewalk days being held on Wednesday, July 13th, Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th.  The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will detour bus routes that travel downtown to-and-from the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) located at 228 West Michigan Street. Temporary stops will be placed along Michigan Street and First Street.

DETOUR SUMMARY:

Superior Street will be closed from 5th Avenue West to Lake Avenue Wednesday through Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until 6:00 p.m. Avenues that cross Superior Street will remain open during this time. Due to a Car Show, this closure will be extended from 5th Avenue West to 3rd Avenue East on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Avenues that cross Superior Street will also be closed during this time.

WEEKDAY DETOUR 1:

(Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

(Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

EASTBOUND Routes 6, 7, 10H, 11, 12, 13: Buses will travel on the regular route to 5th Avenue West and Superior Street, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, north on 1st Avenue East, east on Superior Street and regular route.

EASTBOUND Routes 10 and 14W: Buses will travel on the regular route to 5th Avenue West and Superior Street, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, north on 1st Avenue East, west on Superior Street and north on Lake Avenue.

EASTBOUND Route 15: Buses will travel on the regular route to 5th Avenue West and Superior Street, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, north on 1st Avenue East, west on Superior Street and south on Lake Avenue.

INBOUND Route 15: Buses will travel on regular route to Lake Avenue and Railroad Street, then left on Railroad Street to 5th Avenue West exit (Near Playfront Park) 5th Avenue West to Michigan Street, right on Michigan Street to DTC.

WESTBOUND, All routes: Buses will travel on regular route to 1st Avenue East and Superior Street,  then detour via right on 1st AE, left on 1st Street to 4th AW, south on 4th Avenue West to Michigan Street, left on Michigan Street to DTC. From DTC use 3rd Avenue West to 1st Street, to 5th Avenue West, to Superior Street and regular route.  

PORT TOWN TROLLEY DETOUR:  Via regular route to Lake Avenue and Superior Street then detour north on Lake Avenue, west on 1st Street, south on 5th Avenue West, west on Superior Street and regular route.

There will be no parking on the lower side of Michigan Street so that bus passengers will be afforded curbside service.  Make stops at marked bus stops. Bus stops will be posted on 1st Street as well.

WEEKDAY DETOUR 2:

(Wednesday from 3:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

EASTBOUND Routes 6, 7, 10H, 11, 12, 13: Buses will travel via Superior Street to 5th Avenue West, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, From DTC continue on Michigan Street, north on 3rd  Avenue East, then back to regular route.

EASTBOUND Routes 10 &14W: Buses will travel via Superior Street to 5th Avenue West, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, From DTC continue on Michigan Street, north on 3rd  Avenue East, west on 1st Street, right on Lake Avenue and back to regular route.

EASTBOUND Route 15: Buses will travel via Superior Street to 5th Avenue West, then detour south on 5th Avenue West, east on Michigan Street to DTC, From DTC Park Point buses will run Michigan Street to 1st AW, right on 1st AW, to I-35 frontage road, right on frontage road to 5th AW, left on 5th AW, left on I-35 entrance ramp, stay right and use exit for Railroad Street, left on Railroad Street to Lake Avenue, right on Lake Avenue then back to regular route.

INBOUND Route 15:  Buses will travel via regular route to Lake Avenue and Railroad Street, then left on Railroad Street to 5th Avenue West exit (Near Playfront Park) 5th Avenue West to Michigan Street, right on Michigan Street to DTC.

WESTBOUND BUSES, All Routes: Buses will travel regular route to 3rd Avenue East and 1st Street, then detour by continuing west on 1st Street  to 5th Avenue West, Left on 5th Avenue West to Michigan Street, left on Michigan Street to DTC. From DTC continue on Michigan Street to 1st Avenue West, right on 1st AW, to I-35 frontage road, right on frontage road to 5th AW, right on 5th AW to Superior Street, left on Superior Street, then back to regular route.

SATURDAY:

All buses use regular routing until 4:00 p.m. when a Street Dance will be held in the 100 Block of West Superior Street.

DETOUR #3:  Saturday (4:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight)  

EASTBOUND: Buses will run regular route to DTC, then continue east on Michigan Street, to 1st Avenue West, left on 1st Avenue West to Superior Street, right on Superior Street and regular route.

WESTBOUND: Buses will run regular route to Superior Street and 1st Avenue West, then detour north on 1st Avenue West, west on 1st Street, south on 2nd Avenue West, west on Superior Street and regular route to DTC (via 3rd Avenue West). 

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