Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 30, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 73 traffic detour begins July 7 in St. Louis County

DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a traffic detour on Highway 73 in St. Louis County beginning Monday, July 7, as crews begin a bridge replacement project at the West Swan River. The detour will remain in place until approximately August 22.

The West Swan River Bridge is located about one mile south of County Road 16 and about ten miles south of Hibbing. The posted detour will use County Roads 16, 18 and 20.

The new bridge will improve safety and freight movement.

For more information on the web visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy73-st-louis-county/index.html