Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 73 resurfacing project

St. Louis County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 73 project map
Hwy 73 project map. Click for larger PDF version.

When this project begins motorists will encounter single lane closures in the areas being resurfaced. A short detour will be needed for the work being done at the railroad crossing in Floodwood.

Summary of work

  • Mile marker 18 to 25 (south of Cromwell) resurfacing
  • Mile marker 31.3 to 33.6 (north of Cromwell) resurfacing
  • Mile marker 43.1 to 43.7 (Floodwood) resurfacing and accessibility improvements
  • Mile marker 48 to 69.6 (north of Floodwood) resurfacing
Project Improvements
In Floodwood
  • New curb and gutter and sidewalk
  • Upgraded curb ramps on Highway 2
  • 2-inch mill and 2-inch overlay
  • North of Floodwood River, road width reduced and parking removed
  • Minor city utility work—sanitary sewer

Rural Segments

  • Six culvert replacements
  • South of Cromwell—3-inch mill and 3-inch bituminous overlay
  • North of Cromwell—Rural segment 1.5-inch mill and 3-inch overlay including shoulders
Past meetings

A public meeting was held May 11, 2017