If you work or do business in the downtown Duluth area, you should be aware of the construction that will be starting today until the project is complete.  They are finally going to take down the AT&T Communications Tower.  Here's the project's plan and what streets you'll need to avoid.

Today they will close West First Street starting temporarily because they need to install large, heavy equipment on the block between 3rd and 4th Ave West in downtown Duluth.

The work will require the closure of West First St. between 3rd and 4th Ave West for up to 4 weeks or though project completion which may fluctuate depending on weather.

Viant Crane, the subcontractor, along with the City of Duluth and the Greater Downtown Council are working directly with impacted businesses to ensure services continue and access is allowed during normal business hours. Special accommodations have been made to allow delivery services, handicap parking, regular business access, and other required accommodations. Throughout this project, sidewalks on the upper side will be open to pedestrian traffic but sidewalks on the lower side will be closed. Access to the YMCA will remain open.

The City thanks the public for their patience and cooperation during this required project.