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Northwest Passage Scheduled to Close for Reconstruction on June 22nd

Race Director - Tone Coughlin

DTA Shuttle Bus and Port Town Trolley to provide transportation between the downtown, DECC and Canal Park.

The initial phase of the Northwest Passage skywalk reconstruction begins on Monday, June 22, 2015. The new Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) project is proceeding with a 4-month closure of the Northwest Passage that is scheduled to last from Monday, June 22, 2015 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.

During this closure, the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will provide FREE shuttle-bus service between the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) parking lot and the downtown area from 5:50 a.m. to 6:32 p.m. on weekdays. There will be two main stops for shuttle-bus service in the DECC parking lot. DTA bus stop signs will be placed at these locations. There will also be a temporary bus stop located on 5th Avenue West just above Michigan Street. The Shuttle Bus will stop at all other DTA bus stops along the route. The Shuttle Bus is identified as Route 22 with “22 DOWNTOWN & DECC” displayed in the digital destination sign located on the front and right side of bus.

The DTA Port Town Trolley is an additional option for citizens traveling between downtown, the DECC and Canal Park. The Port Town Trolley fare is $.50 cents. The nearest Port Town Trolley stop to the DECC parking lot is located in front of the William A. Irvin ship on Harbor Drive. Flyers showing the schedule and map will be provided to the DECC, the Greater Downtown Council (GDC) and the downtown hotels for distribution. Downloadable PDFs of the map and schedule on that flyer are available atwww.duluthtransit.com.

Click Here for Phase 1 Transporation Map

Click Here for Shuttle Service Schedule

If you would like more information on this press release or to schedule an interview with DTA General Manager, Dennis Jensen, please contact Heath Hickok, Director of Marketing, at 218-623-4314.

The DTA’s mission is to provide a public transit service that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable. It has been providing reliable service to the Duluth area for more than 130 years. The DTA has over 150 employees and 63 buses that provide service throughout the Twin Ports. The DTA Operating Center is located at 2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806.