Alternatives and Maps
MnDOT has completed the scoping process on the Hwy 53 relocation project. The current layout alternatives are:
- Existing Hwy 53 alternative (buy-out or modification of the existing roadway)
- No build (closure of the easement segment)
For each of the alternatives, there are numerous variations that can be studied. These variations include minor alignment shifts, intersection modifications and improvements such as new traffic-control signal systems. The cost to purchase right of way and construct any of the current layout alternatives is unknown at this time. As estimates become available they will be published. The project budget is $60 million.