Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 Relocation

Between Eveleth and Virginia

Orange barrels on a highway

Tentative project schedule

The 1960 highway agreement provided for three years from the notice of termination of easement rights to when the highway must be relocated. MnDOT requested that this be amended to a minimum of seven years.

Tentative project schedule (subject to change)
Conduct additional studies April 2013 - Spring 2014
Community and agency meetings 2013-2014
Amended scoping decision document September 2013
Geotechnical drill shaft work September 2014
Draft environmental impact statement publication To be determined
Select preferred alternative To be determined
Final environmental impact statement To be determined
Record of decision To be determined
Construction To be determined