Effective Now: DTA Returns to nearly 100% of traditional Summer Service

Changes to the Target bus stop locations are as follows:

 

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Route 15 Park Point Detours

Route 15 Park Point Returns to Service Monday July 20 - Buses Will Detours as Follows
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Route 15 “Park Point” will again begin providing service Monday, July 20th. Due to road construction along Lake Avenue between Superior Street and Canal Park, and due to disrepair of the parking lot turn around at 49th Street near the end of Park Point effective Monday, July 20th Route 15 “Park Point” buses will detour as follows:

FROM DOWNTOWN: From DTC buses will run Michigan Street to 1st Avenue West, right on 1st Avenue West to the Freeway Frontage Road, right on Freeway Frontage Road To 5th Avenue West, left on 5th Avenue West to Railroad Street ramp, right on Railroad Street to South Lake Avenue, right on South Lake Avenue and regular route.

TO DOWNTOWN: Buses will run regular route to South Lake Avenue and Railroad Street, then detour by turning left on Railroad Street to Harbor Drive, left on Harbor Drive, following around the DECC to 5th Avenue West, from 5th Avenue West right on Michigan Street to DTC.

PARK POINT 49TH LAYOVER DETOUR:  Buses that provide service to the 49th Street parking lot near the end of Park Point will instead use the boat ramp parking lot across the street on the right just past the restrooms. A temporary bus stop has been placed in the parking lot.

The duration of these detours is unknown at this time.

Updated: 07/17/2020 Expires: 10/01/2020

Route 25 “DuLooper” Detour

10th Avenue East closed - Route 25 DuLooper to Detour to 12th Avenue East
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Due to road construction at the 10th Avenue East and 2nd Street intersection, effective Monday, July 20th Route 25 “DuLooper” will detour as follows:

OUTBOUND FROM DTC: Regular route to Superior Street and 10th Avenue East, then Route 25 DuLooper will detour by continuing along Superior Street to 12th Avenue East, turn left and run 12th Avenue East to 3rd Street, turn left, and run 3rd Street back to regular route.

INBOUND TO DTC: Regular route. No changes.

A temporary bus stop will be place on 12th Avenue East between Superior Street and 1st Street.

The duration of this detour is unknown at this time.

Updated: Expires: 10/01/2020

DTA Returns to nearly 100% of Summer Service Sunday July 19th

Details below regarding these current changes!
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July 14th, 2020 – Duluth, MN

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) has announced a return to traditional summer service levels Beginning Sunday, July 19th.  The effort will restore several routes and trips currently paused by covid-19 operational conditions.  The DTA will roll out the following items:

 

  1. Service levels will be restored to that of traditional Summer service, with the current exception of the Port Town Trolly, which will remain paused at this time.  Returning, however, will be routes #4, #5, #15, and #25(DuLooper).
  2. Late night service provided pre-covid19 will also be restored, which includes several routes.
  3. The Duluth Transit Center (DTC) will return to normal operating hours on July 19th.  M-F | 5AM – 1AM,    SAT | 6AM – 12:00AM,  SUN | 6:30AM – 10PM.
  4. The pilot project Route 24 with service to the Great Lakes Aquarium and waterfront has ended, and as such, the route will no longer be offered.
  5. The DTA is currently launching 10 new Gillig low-floor buses, three of which are green and will be featured prominently on the “DuLooper” downtown circulator route.  Six of the vehicles are 40 ft., and four are 35 ft.
  6. Effective Sunday, July, 19th the DTA will eliminate the two single-direction bus stops located within the Miller Hill Target Parking lot, replacing it with new stops – the inbound stop will now be located on Mall Drive (to downtown and route #5 to West Duluth), and  the outbound (From Downtown & Route #5 from West Duluth is on Maple Grove Road near the Target entrance.   This change has been implemented to increase safety and reduce potential conflicts with pedestrians and vehicles within the parking lot.

These changes come in addition to the intensive measures taken by the DTA to protect the public and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Key measures have included encouraging essential trips only, enhanced efforts to sanitize/disinfect buses and facilities daily, eliminating fares (and associated congestion near the front of buses), rear-door boarding and alighting, and the requirement of masks/face coverings for DTA bus drivers.  The DTA is also strongly encouraging passengers to wear masks on our buses and while in our facilities.

Updated: 07/13/2020 Expires: 08/31/2020

Superior Street Reconstruction Detour

Updated: Effective May 24th
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Inbound to DTC from the west: Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9M, 9MT, 11, 11K, 11M, 16 & 24

3rd AW Open: Regular route, no changes.

Inbound Route 25: Regular Route via 5th AW and Michigan Street. no change.

Inbound 2X, 3X: I-35 North to Michigan Street Exit, Michigan Street to DTC.

Inbound to DTC from the east or north: Routes 6, 7, 10, 10E, 10H, 12, 13, & 14W

3rd AW Open: Regular route to 3rd AE and 1st St., then detour via right on 1st Street, to 3rd AW, left on 3rd AW to Michigan Street and DTC.

Outbound from DTC to the west: Routes 1, 2, 2X, 3, 3X, 4, 8, 9M, 9MT, & 16

3rd AW Open: Regular route, no changes.

Outbound from DTC to the east and north:

Routes 6, 7, 10H, 11, 11K, 11M, 12, 13, 25: From DTC run Michigan Street to 1st AE, left on 1st AE to Superior Street, right on Superior Street and Regular Route.

Routes 10, 10E and 14W:

Lake Ave Open: From DTC run Michigan Street to 1st AE, left on 1st AE to Superior Street, left on Superior Street to Lake Avenue, right on Lake Avenue and Regular Route.

Lake Ave Closed: From DTC run Michigan Street to 1st AE, left on 1st AE to 1st Street, left on 1st Street to Lake Avenue, right on Lake Avenue and Regular Route.

Route 24:

Lake Ave. Open: From DTC run Michigan Street to 1st AE to Superior St., left on Superior St. to Lake Ave., left on Lake Ave. and regular route.

Lake Ave. Closed: From DTC right on Michigan St. to 1st AW, right on 1st AW to Freeway Frontage Rd., right on Freeway Frontage Rd. to 5th AW, left on 5th AW to Railroad Street ramp. Follow to Railroad St., right on Railroad St, to Harbor Dr., right on Harbor Dr. and regular route to Aquarium.

Route 7X: From DTC run Michigan Street to I-35 North Ramp, I-35 North and Regular Route.

 

If Superior Street is closed between 1st AE and 3rd AE, all trips using 1st AE to Superior Street would continue along 1st AE to 2nd Street, right on 2nd to 3rd AE and regular Route

Updated: 06/01/2020 Expires: 10/01/2020

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 detour 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 1st AE, right on 1st AE to 1st St., left on 1st St. to 3rd AW, left on 3rd AW and regular detour route.

Updated: 05/12/2020 Expires: 10/30/2020
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