Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Aug. 19, 2019

Highway 53 passing lanes project starts Aug. 20 north of Cook

DULUTH, Minn. — A project to construct four new passing lanes begins Tuesday, August 20 on Highway 53 between Cook and Ericsburg.

Highway 53 will be reduced to one lane during the day controlled by flaggers. Two way traffic will be restored during non-working hours. Motorists should expect delays.

All roadways adjacent to Highway 53 will be accessible. Eleven-foot width restrictions will be in place.

The project is scheduled for completion in mid-October.

Please visit the project website for additional information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy53-1-st.-louis-koochiching.