Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23

Mission Creek

Project status

Due to the inadvertent discovery of a native American burial site, the Mission Creek Bridge Replacement project is on hold until the grave recovery work can be done and a full archaeological survey completed.

Work was done in mid-July to stabilize the stream banks in the event of a heavy rain.

Periodic emails will be sent out with updates about the status of the recovery and resumption of work on the project. To receive email updates please sign up by clicking on "Sign up for email updates" beneath "Connect with us" in the lower right corner of this page.

Traffic impacts

Hwy 23 project map
Hwy 23 project map.

Traffic is restricted to two-lane, two-way sharing on the northbound side of Hwy 23 for the first segment of the project.

After bridge construction is completed on existing southbound Hwy 23, traffic will move to the new two-lane, two-way road. There will be some daytime lane closures.

Public open house (PDF)

Tuesday, Aug. 8
5-7 p.m.
Chambers Grove Park
Fond Du Lac
134th West Ave. Duluth, MN 55808

Staff will be available to answer your questions and give an update on the project. All are welcome to attend.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota). You may also send an email to janet.miller@state.mn.us.

Past open houses

June 14 at the Fond du Lac Community Church, 521-131st Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55808.

About this project

Work on the project includes accessibility improvements and storm sewer replacement. A new bridge will be constructed over Mission Creek and the debris catcher in Mission Creek will be removed. This project will also reduce Hwy 23 from four to two lanes on existing southbound Hwy 23 in Duluth.