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News Release
Nov. 2, 2012



MnDOT District 1
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Hwy 53 relocation project open house scheduled Nov. 15 in Mountain Iron


DULUTH, Minn. — The public is invited to an open house see the latest route alternatives for Hwy 53 in Virginia. The Hwy must be rerouted due to a termination of easement rights.


The open house will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, Minnesota  55768. The Mountain Iron Community Center is located on the south side of Hwy 169 between Mineral Avenue and Mud Lake Road.


Open house attendees will be able to see the latest route alternatives, discuss the layouts with project staff and leave comments.


There will be no formal presentation. 


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to (Please request one week in advance).


More information on the project can be found at









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