Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 resurfacing

In St. Louis County near Twig and Pike Lake

About this project

Map of Hwy 53 construction near Pike Lake

Hwy 53 map. Click to enlarge.

Traffic impacts

Southbound Hwy 53 traffic from just north of County Rd 8 to just north of Midway Rd will be returning to the southbound side of the road on September 13 or 14 depending on progress this week. The contractor will maintain a lane closure in both the northbound and southbound directions, primarily the passing lane closed, for the remainder of the project, to allow for remaining bituminous paving at median crossings at intersections, and removal of the temporary crossovers.

The J-turn intersection at Cty Rd 7/Industrial Rd will be reopened once southbound traffic is switched back over. The northbound left turn lane into the MN State Veteran’s Cemetery will remain closed for now with access available via SB 53 from Caribou Lake Rd. Project work is expected to be complete on September 23.

Summary of work

  • Remove the in place concrete overlay and construct a new unbonded concrete overlay in the southbound lanes

 

Past Public Meeting

May 25, 2021