Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

in Koochiching County

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Highway 53 Public Workshop


A major pavement rehabilitation and streetscape enhancement project is expected to begin fall 2019 in International Falls. The project will greatly improve pavement quality and includes enhancements to drainage, signals, safety, accessibility and the visual quality of the corridor. Please plan to attend, learn, and get your voice heard early on this project.

What: Public Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: AmericInn
1500 Hwy 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Why: To learn more about the Hwy 53 project from MnDOT and city staff