Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 1

In Lake County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 1 Kawishiwi River to Isabella project map
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There are currently no traffic impacts. Expect single lane traffic in each direction once the project begins.

  • Single lane traffic in each direction, with a flagger or pilot car
  • No detour will be required, and traffic will be maintained throughout this project


About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface pavement
  • Replace failing culverts
  • Remove rock outcroppings that are located near the highway shoulders
  • Minor ditching and slope work

Tree clearing and highway right of way

The project does not involve realigning or widening the highway. No extensive tree clearing will be done. There is no right of way or easements for Hwy 1 in the project areas. MnDOT is acquiring right of way from private property owners and easements from the Superior National Forest and from the Department of Natural Resources on State Forest lands.

Public meeting

A public meeting was held July 21, 2016 to discuss this project, the construction schedule, anticipated traffic impacts and the property acquisition process.