As summer winds down across the Northland, there are still several projects taking place across the area that are providing varying levels of inconvenience for motorists and residents.

A new project began this week near Hartley Park in Duluth that will have an impact on both Hartley Park and an adjacent trailhead.

According to the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, a portion of the Hartley Park parking lot and the adjacent trailhead to Old Hartley Road were closed on Monday, August 29 in order to accommodate a Tischer Creek culvert replacement project.

The City provided the graphic below to outline exactly where people can expect to find an active construction zone, noting that as long as this project is in progress, there will be no public access allowed.

City of Duluth Parks and Recreation
City of Duluth Parks and Recreation

The project is set to finish on Friday, September 9, and until then, trail users can access Old Hartley Road via the pathways near Hartley Nature Center, which bypass the construction zone.

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Bicycles are not permitted to be ridden on these trails, and should be walked through this detour area. Alternatively, users should consider alternative access locations, which include Fairmont Street, the south end of Old Hartley Road, Catherine Street, North Road, Marshall Street, and Northfield Street.

Duluth Parks and Recreation says this project is being led by South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District and is supported by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources through the Conservation Partners Legacy fund, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, and Minnesota Trout Unlimited.

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