Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 Relocation

Between Eveleth and Virginia

Public meetings

Photo showing Roberta Dwyer speaking to Pubic Advisory Committee members at the July 2, 2014 PAC meeting.Pubic Advisory Committee members listen to a presentation about the project at the July 2, 2014 PAC meeting in Mountain Iron.
Coffee & Conversation project update meetings

Join us at our "Coffee & Conversation" meetings, designed to provide brief updates on the project and to allow time for questions and answers about the project.

The next Coffee & Conversation meeting will be:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
MnDOT Virginia Office, 101 Hoover Road, Virginia

Future meetings

Thursday, November 6, 2014
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
MnDOT Virginia Office, 101 Hoover Road, Virginia

Past meetings and materials

Consultants and contractors information session

On Feb. 4, 2014 MnDOT hosted an information session for consultants and contractors interested in the Hwy 53 Relocation Project. About 85 people attended the information session.

Potential work on this project will include the final design plans, Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) and an Independent Cost Estimator (ICE). While highly encouraged, attendance at this information session was not mandatory and will not be a prerequisite for responding to any follow-up solicitation(s).

PowerPoint presentation shown at the information session (PDF, 7.28 MB)

Economic study and business-specific meetings

Hwy 53 Economic Impact Study - Final Report - 1-31-2014

Hwy 53 Economic Impact Study - Final Report 1-31-14

Final Economic Study Report Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 a.m.
MnDOT Virginia Office, 101 Hoover Road, Virginia
PowerPoint presentation

Economic Study update

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Mountain Iron Community Center
8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron
PowerPoint Presentation

Economic Study kick-off

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10 a.m. to noon 
Mountain Iron Community Center
8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron
PowerPoint Presentation

Business-specific meetings

Many thanks to the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce for assistance in organizing these meetings.

Retail and food services
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2 p.m.
Virginia Elks Club, 218 North 5th Avenue in Virginia
PowerPoint presentation

Lodging, recreation and tourism
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4 p.m. 
Virginia Elks Club, 218 North 5th Avenue in Virginia
PowerPoint presentation  

Business to business
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 a.m.
Virginia Elks Club, 218 North 5th Avenue in Virginia
PowerPoint presentation

Project Advisory Committee Meetings

July 2, 2014 Project Advisory Committee Meeting

Sept. 5, 2013 Project Advisory Committee Meeting


Coffee & Conversation meetings

September 4, 2014 highlights

  • PowerPoint presentation coming soon

August 7, 2014 highlights

  • PowerPoint presentation coming soon

July 3, 2014 highlights

June 2014 highlights

May 2014 highlights

April 2014 highlights

March 2014 highlights

February 2014 highlights

January 2014 highlights

December 2013 highlights

November 2013 highlights

October 2013 highlights

September 2013 17 highlights

August 20, 2013 highlights

August 6, 2013 highlights

July 23, 2013 highlights

July 9, 2013 highlights

June 12, 2013 highlights

June 11, 2013 highlights

May 28, 2013 highlights

May 14, 2013 highlights