Lakeside Interceptor | Duluth, MN

Westgate Boulevard Flood Repairs

Client: City of Duluth
Location: Duluth, MN


Extreme flooding in 2012 led to power outages and washed-out roads and bridges.

Extreme flooding in 2012 led to power outages and washed-out roads and bridges.

Over a two-day period in June 2012, the City of Duluth, MN and surrounding areas received a record breaking amount of rainfall. The excessive amount of rain was detrimental to the City’s aging infrastructure, causing stormwater overflows, power outages as well as road and culvert washouts.
 
Westgate Boulevard incurred a substantial amount of damage during the rain event due in part to the Keene Creek tributary that runs underneath the road. This underground culvert wash-out caused 400 to 600 linear feet of damage to the roadway exposing water and gas utilities running under the road. MSA worked with the City of Duluth to bring this roadway and utilities back to pre-flood conditions.
 
The project entailed cleaning a downstream drainage channel, reconstructing the roadway embankment and replacing the water and gas mains and services. MSA obtained necessary permits and a performed hydrologic/hydraulic study for an eventual replacement of the culvert. The project was completed on time and the road was opened in November of 2012. 

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