We are excited to announce the successful completion and grand opening of Phase 1 of the Main Street Enhanced Sidewalk Project! This project marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance connectivity and promote alternative modes of transportation within our community.
The newly opened pathway stretches from Rogers Bridge Road to just shy of Peachtree Industrial Blvd, providing residents and visitors with a safe and spacious 10-foot walking path. Designed to accommodate pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists alike, this addition to our city’s infrastructure is a testament to our commitment to creating a more walkable and bike-friendly environment.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was attended by Mayor Whitlock, Council Member Manfred Graeder, Council Member Shenèe Johnson Holloway, Council Member Marline Thomas, City Staff, and project managers, was hosted on the new pathway on February 1, 2024. As giant scissors sliced through the ribbon, symbolizing the official opening of the pathway, we celebrated not just the completion of Phase 1, but also the promise of enhanced connectivity and community engagement.
Phase II of the Main Street Enhanced Sidewalk Project is already underway, with plans to connect Brock Road to Rogers Bridge Road. Over the next 12-18 months, we will continue to work diligently to bring this vision to fruition, ensuring that every corner of our city is accessible and connected.
We invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting milestone and to explore the newly opened pathway for yourself. Together, let’s walk, jog, and cycle towards a healthier, more vibrant Duluth.