Open House Thursday For Hwy 23 Realignment + Bridge Replacement
An open house is scheduled on Thursday, February 27 in Duluth to discuss the realignment of Highway 23 and replacement of the Mission Creek Bridge.
The open house is from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, located at 801 101st Avenue West.
MnDOT offered this recap of the project:
In mid-May 2017, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began work on a project to replace the highway 23 Bridge over Mission Creek to allow for a larger waterway. Due to the inadvertent disturbance of a Native American burial site in June 2017, the Mission Creek Bridge Replacement project was placed on hold.
In collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and the Office of the State Archeologist, MnDOT has since worked to help respectfully complete burial recovery and restore the cemetery site. In early October 2019, it was announced that the burial recovery process had been completed and processed soils could begin being returned to the cemetery. In November 2019, processed soils were returned and the central cemetery slope was stabilized.
While there will be no formal presentation, the public is invited to stop by to ask questions and provide input on the project.