Public meeting to discuss possible improvements to 40th Avenue West in Duluth

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Public Works Department  • Richard H. Hansen Transportation & Public Works Complex
4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN 55811 • Phone: (218) 625-3830

James T. Foldesi, P.E.
Public Works Director/Highway Engineer




September 14, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Victor Lund, Traffic Engineer



Public meeting to discuss possible improvements to 40th Avenue West in Duluth

St. Louis County Public Works is in the planning stages for a project to reconstruct a portion of 40th Avenue West in Duluth, from the railroad tracks near 9th Avenue down the hill to Grand Avenue. The project is expected to occur in 2026.


County engineers are hosting a kick off meeting to discuss potential improvements and to gather feedback from the public. The meeting will be Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Denfeld High School in the West Commons area. 


Among the items being discussed are the driving lane configuration, intersections - in particular the ones at Grand Avenue and the I-35 interchange, the railroad crossing, on-street parking, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, and landscaping.


The lower portion of 40th Avenue West between Grand Avenue and I-35 is a city street. Currently, the City of Duluth does not have a project planned for this section, however, city engineers are participating in this study to gather information for when funding becomes available.


Anyone who lives in or travels through this area is encouraged to get involved by attending the meeting or providing input through the county's project website. More information can be found online at



40th W map

St. Louis County Public Works is hosting a public meeting Monday, Sept. 18, to gather input on improvements needed for 40th Avenue West in Duluth.