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DTA Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, June 19th

Published: Expires: 6/20/2014

DULUTH, MINNESOTA (June 16, 2014) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Multimodal Transportation Center this Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The event will take place in the lower parking lot behind the construction site. The construction site is located on Michigan Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue West.

Construction of the DTA’s new $28 million-dollar Multimodal Transportation Center will begin immediately following the groundbreaking ceremony. DTA officials and Executives from the General Contractor, Mortenson Construction, and the Architectural Firm, LHB, will be on hand to answer questions about the project. It will take approximately 18 months to complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for December of 2015.

DTA General Manager, Dennis Jensen, believes that the Multimodal Transportation Center will have a major impact on public transit in our region and beyond. “This facility has been designed with users of public transportation, pedestrians and the biking community in mind. Plus, it adds to the connectivity between the downtown and the DECC,” Jensen stated. “We think that the new center is a nice fit to city’s development efforts and the attraction of the downtown as a place to work, shop and be entertained.” Jensen continued.

Mayor Don Ness will make opening remarks along with other community leaders. Refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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