Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 21, 2017

Detour routes change on Hwy 53 relocation project

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The Highway 135 detour route will change on Saturday, April 22, providing motorists with a more direct route to and from Virginia. The new detour route will be along Mineview Road and Highway 135. Traffic on westbound Highway 135 will not be able to access southbound Highway 53.

Also on Saturday, crews will move Highway 53 traffic to a single lane in each direction on southbound Highway 53. That single lane traffic will run from Midway Road to a half-mile north of Second Avenue in Virginia.

This traffic switch allows crews to reconstruct northbound Highway 53 and build the new Highway 53/Highway 135 interchange. This work will be completed in August.
For more information and to view the project webcam, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy53relocation.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.