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News Release
May 18, 2012



MnDOT District 1
1123 Mesaba Ave
Duluth, MN 55811


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Hwy 53 construction project in Cotton begins May 21


DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Hwy 53 in Cotton will encounter lane closures and intermittent flagging closures May 21 through late August. The traffic impacts are necessary while crews work on a Hwy 53 safety and preservation project.


The project is scheduled to be completed in late August 2012.


Access to all Cotton businesses will be maintained during and after construction.


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