WLSSD Sewer Project will Close Superior Street Next Week in Lakeside

WLSSD Sewer Project will Close Superior Street Next Week in Lakeside


DULUTH, MN—Superior Street between 44th and 45th Avenues East will be closed from May 11 through May 15, 2020 as Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) begins a project to rehabilitate a nearly one-mile portion of WLSSD’s Lakeside Interceptor pipeline in the area.

The one-week road closure is necessary for contractors deliver equipment and prepare the area for a temporary pipeline to provide uninterrupted sewer service in the neighborhood during the six-week project.  The temporary pipeline will be placed along the Lakewalk in this area.

When Superior Street reopens after May 15, Lakewalk traffic will be rerouted onto a protected lane on Superior Street until the project is completed.  Throughout the project, some parking restrictions and sidewalk closures will also occur. The project will also result in other short-term road closures adjacent to the project. Visitors in the area are asked to watch for and obey signage.

Drivers are advised to follow detour signage as they travel in the area. All travelers are advised to use caution, slow down and obey signage in the work area.

WLSSD’s Lakeside Interceptor pipeline was originally installed in 1967 and provides sewer services to Duluth’s eastern neighborhoods and as far north as Knife River along the north shore.  The pipeline carries sewage to WLSSD’s wastewater treatment plant in Duluth’s Lincoln Park. WLSSD routinely monitors the condition of pipelines to ensure reliable services. This project is a planned repair within WLSSD’s Interceptor Rehabilitation and Reliability program.

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District provides award-winning wastewater and solid waste services to residents, businesses and industries within its 530 square mile legislative boundaries in Southern St. Louis and northern Carlton counties, and is a nationally recognized leader in pollution prevention.