Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 2, 2018

Tree clearing project begins April 4 along Hwy 135 in St. Louis County

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has contracted with YTS Companies to clear trees along Highway 135 between the Polymet entrance and Lehhto Road (mile marker 23.2 to 27.45). The project begins Wednesday, April 4 and will be completed in mid-May.

Motorists may encounter daytime flagging operations and/or shoulder closures Mondays through Fridays.
Trees and brush will be completely removed within 45 feet of the roadway to improve safety, increase sight distance and increase solar exposure to the road surface during winter months.

Residents living near the tree clearing project were notified in person or by letter last week.

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