Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 19, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 217 resurfacing project begins June 1 in Koochiching County

DULUTH, Minn. — Highway 217 between Littlefork and Highway 53 will close Wednesday, June 1 as a resurfacing project gets underway. The highway will remain closed until about September 1, 2016 when the project is expected to be completed.

Motorists will be detoured on Highways 71, 11, 332 and 53.

The completed project will improve safety and mobility.

For more information about this project, please visit: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Hwy-217-Resurfacing/.

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