Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 135

Biwabik Main Street

Traffic impacts

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik project area

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Project work is concurrently happening on the east and west side of town. Work includes sub-cut, utility work, and backfill. 11 foot lane restrictions are in place. 

  • West of Biwabik: Traffic shifted to north, will be on temporary aggregate surface. Motorists will encounter single flagged lane from time to time for maintaining road surface.
  • East of Biwabik:  Traffic shifted north on bituminous surface. Traffic will be between sheet-pile wall and precast concrete barrier.

About this project

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik detour route

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Truck detour, except for delivery trucks to businesses in town, to be in place for construction season 2021.

Summary of work

Highway reconstruction including:

  • New pavement
  • Curb and gutter
  • Sidewalk
  • City water main replacement
  • Storm sewer replacement
  • Sanitary sewer replacement

Work Schedule

  • 2020 Construction – May to September, all work except from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 2021 Construction – May to October, remaining work between 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue

Complete Streets

MnDOT’s Complete Streets philosophy is being used to better accommodate all users of the corridor. As a part of the philosophy, highway lane and parking widths will be narrowed for traffic calming purposes and to make additional space available for other uses.


Rendering of Biwabik Main Street design concept

Rendering of Biwabik Main Street Complete Streets design concept


Fly-through animation of proposed project (subject to change)