TKDA managed the highway design and repair of four separate but connected construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for work on Mesaba Avenue (TH 194), TH 35, TH 535, and TH 61. The work involves repairs and improvements to concrete pavement, hydraulics, ADA, guardrails, and storm drain structures and pipes. TKDA staff led the design of traffic signal systems, pavement marking, traffic control, and detour development.
TH 194 (Mesaba Avenue): Mesaba Avenue, a four-lane divided urban principal arterial connecting Central Entrance and I-35, generally runs north-south and has a steep gradient. With the cross streets running northeast-southwest, several intersections with Mesaba Avenue are skewed. Project improvements included concrete pavement repair (CPR) work, ADA improvements and associated traffic signal revisions, guardrail work, and storm sewer repair.
I-35: This portion of the project is 2.4 miles long and is located on northbound and southbound I-35 in Duluth from Lake Avenue to TH 61/London Road. Work included CPR, minor drainage, thin bonded bituminous wear course, and minor shoulder repair work.
TH 61: Located on the northbound concrete lanes of TH 61 northeast of Duluth from Homestead Road to the south end of Bridge 9341 at the Knife River, this portion is 2.8 miles long. Work includes CPR, minor drainage, and guardrail work.
I-535: This portion of the project is 1.1 miles long and is located on northbound and southbound I-535 in Duluth, from the north end of the Blatnik Bridge to the south ends of the ramp bridges to and from I-35. Work includes CPR, minor drainage, and minor shoulder repair work.
CLIENT: Minnesota Department of Transportation
LOCATION: Duluth, Minnesota