Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Congressional Transportation Status Report

Hwy 1, Kawishiwi River Bridge to Lake County Hwy 2

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About the project

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This section of Hwy 1 on the National Forest Highway system is scheduled for reconstruction using 80 percent federal forest highway funds. The three-phase construction will consist of road realignment, minor shoulder widening and context sensitive design.

  • Phase1 reconstructed the highway between US Forest Route 424 and Lake County Hwy 2 and the Stony and Kawishiwi River bridges. The project’s context sensitive solution approach resulted in a 2010 FHWA Award of Excellence for Highway Design.
  • Phase 2 reconstructed five miles between US Forest Route 553 and US Forest Route 424. The project included realignment and drainage improvements.
  • Phase 3 (Scheduled for 2015) is an overlay project to improve pavement condition from the Kawishiwi River Bridge to US Forest Route 553.

Project benefits

The project will provide a smooth driving surface, add paved shoulders and build safer curves for increased safety and mobility.