Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 53, Virginia to Cook


About the project

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The project expands Hwy 53 from County Road 652 (Goodell Road) to just south of Cook into a four-lane highway, with wider shoulders, turn lanes at intersecting roads and median cross-overs.

This segment of Hwy 53 is part of the federally-designated “Falls to Falls” high-priority trade corridor. It is the last remaining section in the expansion of Hwy 53 into a four-lane corridor between Virginia and Cook.

Project benefits

This project will improve safety and capacity, reduce maintenance costs and encourage corridor development.