Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23 Resurfacing, Bridge work

Pine, Carlton, St. Louis Counties

Traffic impacts

Clickable map showing the locations of MnDOT projects on Hwy 23.Click on map for a larger view.

2015 work:

  • Remove box culvert in Duquette, construct a new bridge and approaches.

    Traffic impacts: Detour from June 15 to September 18, 2015 during construction of the new bridge. Click here for detour map.

    About 11 miles of the detour is on gravel. The gravel surface has had chloride sparayed on it to minimize dust. The detour route will be maintained throughout the summer.
    Project cost: $1,065,128
    Work begins in June 2015 and ends on or before September 11, 2015


  • On Hwy 23, 9.5 miles northeast of the south Carlton County line, construct a new bridge and approaches at Nemadji River, improve stream habitat at Deer Creek, Traffic impacts: Detour from June 29 to September 18, 2015 Click here for detour map.
    Project cost: $1,419,000

    Work begins June 29, 2015 and ends September 25, 2015

  • On Hwy 23, 17 miles northeast of the south Carlton County line, construct a new bridge over the BN Railroad and approaches, temporary-lane closures, flaggers. Traffic impacts: Expected to be minor.
    Project cost: $3,159,914
    Work scheduled from June 1, 2015 to mid-August 2015. Work resumes in 2016 and will be completed November 11, 2016.


About this project

Summary of work 2014 (Work has been completed)

  • On Hwy 23 in Pine County, from the Junction of Main Street in Askov to 0.4 miles east of the Pine, Carlton County line, resurface 21 miles of Hwy 23, during August 2014

Summary of work summer 2016

    • On Hwy 23, at the St. Louis River (Wisconsin border), resurface bridge deck, replace expansion joints, single-lane traffic controlled by signals or flaggers. Estimated project cost: $3.5 million