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
Draft environmental impact statement publication Late-summer/early-fall 2014
Select preferred alternative Late-summer/early-fall 2014
Final environmental impact statement April 2015
Record of decision Summer 2015
Construction Late 2015 - Spring 2017