Changes and Detours ahead for DTA Routes and Bus Stops as Road Construction Season Begins

 

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) announced this week that several Routes and Bus Stops will be affected by road construction projects in the coming months.  Riders can expect additions and removals of bus stops, including shelters along the Lincoln Park Craft District stretch of West Superior Street, and other areas.  Here is a visual summary of the changes in Lincoln Park Craft District:

Craft District stop Changes 2021

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CURRENT ALERTS

Route 6&7 Detour – Beginning June 24th – East Superior Street

Route 6&7 Detour - Beginning June 24th - East Superior Street
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Effective Thursday, June 24th East Superior Street will be closed to traffic from the east side of 3rd Avenue East to the east side of 4th Avenue East. Once this section becomes closed Routes 6 and 7 will detour as follows:

Routes 6 & 7 Outbound (From Downtown):

Buses will take regular routing to Superior Street and 3rd Avenue East then detour via turning left onto 3rd Avenue East, run to 4th Street, turn right, run to 10th Avenue East, turn right, run to Superior Street, turn left and regular route.

Routes 6 & 7 Inbound (To Downtown):

Buses will take regular routing to Superior Street and 10th Avenue East then detour via right on 10th Avenue East to 3rd Street, turn left and run to 3rd Avenue East, turn left and run the Superior Street, turn right and regular route to downtown.

Updated: 06/16/2021 Expires: 07/29/2021

Detours – Saturday, June 19th – Grandmas Marathon

Multiple detours will occur to accommodate associated road closures
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Grandma’s Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 19th. Michigan Street will be closed to traffic and Superior Street will be closed to traffic from the east side of 3rd Avenue East to 10th Avenue East starting at 5:45 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.

Eastbound Buses in the Downtown Area:

Regular Routing to Superior Street and 3rd Avenue West, then detour by continuing along Superior Street to 1st Avenue West and regular route, bypassing DTC. A Temporary bus stop will be placed between 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Avenue West.

Westbound Buses in the Downtown Area:

Buses will observe Regular Routing to Superior Street and 3rd Avenue West, then detour by continuing along Superior Street, bypassing DTC. A Temporary bus stop will be placed between 2nd Avenue West and 3rd Avenue West.

In addition to Above Detours:

Routes 6 & 7 Outbound (From Downtown):

Once arriving at Superior Street and 3rd Avenue East buses will detour via turning left onto 3rd Avenue East, run to 4th Street, turn right, run to 10th Avenue East, turn right, run to 2nd Street, turn left, run to 14th Avenue East, turn right, run to Superior Street, turn left and regular route to 20th Avenue East. If Superior Street is closed at 20th Avenue East turn left and run to 1st Street, they will turn right and run to 21st Avenue East, turn right and run to Superior Street, turn left and regular route. If Superior Street is not closed at 20th Avenue East continue on regular route.

Routes 6 & 7 Inbound (To Downtown):

Buses will observe regular routing to Superior Street and 21st Avenue East, if Superior Street is closed at 21st Avenue East then detour via right on 21st Avenue East to 1st Street, turn left and run to 20th Avenue East, turn left and run to Superior Street. If Superior Street is open continue on regular route to 14th Avenue East. At Superior Street and 14th Avenue East detour via right on 14th Avenue East to 3rd Street, turn left and run to 3rd Avenue East, turn left and run the Superior Street, turn right and regular route to downtown.

 

 

Route 7 Detour in Lakeside:

60th Avenue East will be closed at Superior Street for a portion of the day. If closed buses should detour via regular route to 60th Avenue East and Tioga Street, turn right on Tioga and run to 58th Avenue East, turn left and run to Superior Street, turn right and regular route.

 

Port Town Trolley:

The Trolley will begin service at 3:00 p.m.

All buses and routes will provide FREE Transportation in any direction to Marathon Runners that have their Entry Number with them.

 

Updated: 06/15/2021 Expires: 06/20/2021

Trolley Detour – Irvin 5K – Grandma’s Prep and Marathon June 18th-19th

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Due to preparation for Grandma’s Marathon, the Irvin 5k race on Friday, June 18th, and the marathon on Saturday, June 19th the Port Town Trolley will detour as follows:

 

From Downtown to Canal Park:

 

Regular Routing will occur to South Lake Avenue and Morse Street. If Morse Street is closed the trolley will continue along South Lake Avenue across the Aerial Lift Bridge to 10th Street, turn right and run to Minnesota Avenue, and turn left.

 

To Downtown from Canal Park:

 

From Minnesota Avenue run to 11th Street, the Trolley will turn left and run to South Lake Avenue, turn left and run to Railroad Street, turn left and return to regular routing.

 

When Harbor Drive closes, the trolley will continue along Railroad Street to the 5th Avenue West entrance ramp. At the top of the ramp it will turn left and follow regular routing to DTC.

 

When Railroad Street is closed at South Lake Avenue, where a left turn is not possible, the trolley will continue to downtown via right on Railroad to Lake Avenue, turn left on Lake Avenue to Superior Street, turn left and run to 3rd Avenue East, and turn left and resume regular routing to DTC.

 

The Trolley will return to regular routing when streets are reopened to traffic.

Updated: Expires: 06/20/2021

Route10 Detour Saturday, June 19th

Buses will detour around the area of Lake Ave - 1st Ave East and 4th Street entire service day
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A Juneteenth event in the Central Hillside neighborhood will take place on Saturday, June 19th in the area of 4th Street between Lake Avenue and 1st Avenue East. A detour for Route 10 buses will be as follows:

 

Outbound Buses: Regular route to Lake Ave. and 2nd Street then detour via right on 2nd Street to 1st Avenue East, left on 1st Avenue East to 4th Street and regular route.

 

Inbound Buses: Regular route to E. 4th Street and 1st Avenue East then detour via left on 1st Avenue East to 3rd Street, right on 3rd Street to Lake Avenue and regular route.

This detour is expected to last the entire service day.

Updated: Expires: 06/20/2021

Free Port Town Trolley Service Begins Sunday, June 6th! CLICK for Info

This Free service is a great way to explore the Duluth Waterfront!
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The Free Port Town Trolley Service Begins Sunday, June 6th!  The service takes place at 10-20 minute intervals, and follows the route shown on the map below.  The Trolley is a unique way to experience more of what the Duluth Waterfront has to offer.

Services – Duluth Transit Authority

Updated: 06/04/2021 Expires: 07/31/2021

Miller Hill Area Detour

Effective Wednesday June 9th
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Due to the closure of Mall Dive between Super One and Wells Fargo Bank, effective   Wednesday, June 9th Miller Hill area buses will detour as follows:

From Downtown Routes 10, 10E, 10H:

Buses will run regular route to Miller Hill Super One, then detour via turning right onto Mall Drive to Burning Tree Road, right on Burning Tree to Maple Grove Road, right on Maple Grove to Haines Road, right on Haines to Market Street (formerly Mall Drive), left on Market Street to the first road past Subway (Prospect Blvd), turn right, run to the next road behind Subway(Frontier Way), turn right, run back to Haines Road, turn right, to the Haines Road and Mall Drive bus stop.

To Downtown Routes 10, 10E, 10H:

Regular Route. No Detour.

Route 8 From Downtown and To Downtown:

Regular Route. No Detour.

From Downtown Saturday and Sunday Route 9M:

Buses will run regular route to Super One. From Super One buses will detour via turning right onto Mall Drive to Burning Tree Road, right on Burning Tree to Maple Grove Road, right on Maple Grove to Haines Road, right on Haines to Market Street (formerly Mall Drive), left on Market Street to the first road past Subway (Prospect Blvd), turn right, run to the next road behind Subway(Frontier Way), turn right, run back to Haines Road, turn right, to the Haines Road and Mall Drive bus stop.

To Downtown Saturday and Sunday Route 9M:

Buses will run regular route to Super One, then detour via turning right onto Mall Drive to Burning Tree Road, right on Burning Tree to Maple Grove Road, right on Maple Grove to Haines Road, left on Haines and regular route.

To Walmart Saturday and Sunday Route 5:

Buses will run regular route to Miller Hill Super One, then detour via turning right onto Mall Drive to Burning Tree Road, right on Burning Tree to Maple Grove Road, right on Maple Grove to Haines Road, right on Haines and then continue to Duluth Airport.

From Walmart Saturday and Sunday Route 5:

Regular Route. No Detour

This detour is expected to last until September.

Updated: 05/21/2021 Expires: 09/06/2021

Summer Detours, Route and Stop Changes Announced: Click for More Info!

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Changes and Detours ahead for DTA Routes and Bus Stops as Road Construction Season Begins

 

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) announced today that several Routes and Bus Stops will be affected by road construction projects in the coming months.  Riders can expect additions and removals of bus stops, including shelters along the Lincoln Park Craft District stretch of West Superior Street, and other areas.  Here is the full scope of current and upcoming changes:

 

  • Effective Thursday, April 22nd, the bus stops located on 9th Ave East and 11th Avenue east and Superior street are being removed, and two stops will be added on both sides of the street on 10th Ave East and Superior Street.

 

  • Effective Monday April 26th – There will be no Service on East 2nd Street from 3rd Avenue East to 6th Avenue East. Road reconstruction along 2nd Street from 4th Avenue East to 9th Avenue East will require all outbound buses routed along east 2nd Street east of 3rd Avenue East to detour as follows:

 Outbound (From Downtown)

Regular route to 3rd Avenue East and 2nd Street, then buses will detour by continuing along 3rd Avenue East to 4th Street, turn right, run to 4th Street and 6th Avenue East and regular route.

 Inbound (To Downtown):

No changes. Buses use regular route.

Bus stops will be placed along the detour routing.  This detour is expected to last into the fall of 2021.

  • Effective Monday May 3rd DTA Buses will no longer enter the Mariner Mall parking lot. Buses will use 28th to Hill Ave in both directions. Four new bus stops will be placed along Hill Ave (Two in each direction). This is a permanent change to the system.
  • Beginning Monday, May 10th, Routes #4 (Ramsey-Raleigh) and #15 (Park Point) will return to service. The current “Dial-a-Ride” service that was acting in place of the #15 will end at that time.  The 5:40 p.m. #10E trip that was removed will also resume on May 10th.
  • Several stops will be added, removed, and relocated as floating islands and other curb changes are developed in the Craft District (West Superior Street). Shelter replacements and other upgrades are already occurring, and the work should be completed in the next month or two (a map of these changes is attached). These changes are aimed at improving bus speeds, and waiting spaces around bus stops, in addition to navigating the construction detours.

Craft District stop Changes 2021

 

 

Updated: 04/23/2021 Expires: 07/01/2021

Route 16 Routing Change – Mariner Mall – Superior

Effective Monday May 3rd - Buses No Loner Entered Mall's Lot
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Due to potential traffic conflicts and declining ridership, effective Monday, May 3rd DTA Route 16 will no longer provide service within the parking lot of the Mariner Mall in Superior. Route 16 and 16X bus routing will be as follows:

Outbound (From Duluth)

Regular route to 28th Street North and Hill Avenue , then buses will turn left onto Hill Avenue and return to regular route at 25th Street North, bypassing the Mariner Mall’s lot completely.

Inbound (To Duluth):

Reverse of above routing.

Four new bus stops will be placed along Hill Avenue in the vicinity of the Mall. Two in each direction.

Passengers may share feedback and comments on changes with the DTA Planning Department at 218-623-4316

Updated: 04/20/2021 Expires: 06/30/2021

East 2nd Street Detour – Effective Monday April 26th

No Service on East 2nd Street from 3rd Avenue East to 6th Avenue East
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Road reconstruction along 2nd Street from 4th Avenue East to 9th Avenue East will require all outbound buses routed along east 2nd Street east of 3rd Avenue East to detour as follows.

 

Outbound (From Downtown)

Regular route to 3rd Avenue East and 2nd Street, then buses will detour by continuing along 3rd Avenue East to 4th Street, turn right, run to 4th Street and 6th Avenue East and regular route.

 

Inbound (To Downtown):

No changes. Buses use regular route.

 

Bus stops will be placed along the detour routing.

 

This detour is expected to last into the fall of 2021

Updated: Expires: 11/01/2021

Route 16S Itasca Shuttle Begins Monday, April 5th Click for More!

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Itasca Shuttle (Route 16S) to Begin Service Monday, April 5th:

Beginning Monday, April 5th the DTA will begin operating a shuttle between the Super One located in Superior on East 2nd Street and 23rd AE, and Itasca. This shuttle is being implemented to assist Route 16 during the reconstruction of Hwy 2& 53, also known as East 2nd Street.

Route 16 will terminate at 31st AE and 5th Street in Superior. All current bus stops along East 5th street will also continue to be provided service by Route 16. Passengers can transfer between Route 16 and the shuttle along East 5th Street between 23rd AE and 31st AE. Transfers from the shuttle to Route 16 will occur predominately at East 5th Street and 23rd AE.

**The Shuttle schedule can be found  Here.

**Passengers who use bus stops located on East 2nd Street between 31st AE and 50th AE are directed to use the closest bus stop along the detour routing –  All stops on east Second Street will not be served Effective Monday, April 5th.

Below is a map of the shuttle route.  Please note that the white arrows in the callout box show the Northwest Pattern of travel, and the black Arrows show the Southeast travel pattern:

Updated: 03/31/2021

Route 6 & 7 Detours

Effective May 18th - East 2nd Street Closure
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Effective Monday, May 18th, utility work on E. 2nd St. between 6th AE and 12th AE will cause the detour of all Route 6 & 7 buses. This detour is expected to last the remainder of the construction season and will be as follows:

EASTBOUND: Regular route to 3rd AE and Superior St. then detour via straight on E. Superior St. to 10th AE and regular route.

WESTBOUND: Regular route to E. Superior St. and 10th AE then detour straight on E. Superior St. to 3rd AE and regular route along Superior St.

Updated: 01/01/2021 Expires: 06/30/2021

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