Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 16, 2013

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Hwy 1 detour begins August 19 in Murphy City


DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 1 between Ely and Hwy 61 will encounter a 37-mile detour between Isabella and Finland, beginning Monday, Aug. 19 for approximately four days as contractors replace culverts in Murphy City.  Additional grading work will continue through mid-September.

  • Northbound motorists will be detoured on Lake County Road 7 and Forest Road 172 (Wanless Road)
  • Southbound motorists will be detoured on Forest Road 172 (Wanless Road) and Lake County Road 7

The majority of this 37-mile detour will take motorists on gravel roads.

Two alternate paved routes have been determined. Alternate route maps will be available at the entrances of the detours.

This project will improve drainage and raise the grade of the highway.


A map of the route is attached.


For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511, or click on www.511mn.org.

 

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