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Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

In Koochiching County

Traffic impacts

A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project.

Work of June 14 - 19

Memorial to 20th Street (Stage 2)

  • 21st Street South, Granular embankment
  • Begin 21st Street South Aggregate surfacing

15th Street to Industrial Ave. (Stage 3C)

  • Continue Storm Sewer installation
  • Granular embankment

Work of June 21 - 26

Memorial to 20th Street (Stage 2)

  • Aggregate surfacing
  • Curb and gutter installation
  • Begin bituminous trail
  • Begin ADA concrete walks

15th Street to Industrial Ave (Stage 3C)

  • Aggregate surfacing
  • Curb and gutter installation
  • Begin bituminous trail
  • Begin ADA concrete walks

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project staging.

A major pavement rehabilitation and streetscape enhancement project is expected to begin summer 2020 in International Falls. The purpose of the project is to address the aging Hwy 53 infrastructure in International Falls. When completed, the project will result in a smoother pavement surface, an improved drainage/storm sewer system, improved ADA compliant pedestrian accessibility, a multi-use trail, new state-of-the-art signal systems, an LED lighting system and other streetscape features.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct and rehabilitate Hwy 53 in International Falls
  • Accessibility, drainage, safety and visual quality improvements

Detour maps

International Falls stage 1 detour map

Stage 1 detour map. Click to enlarge.

International Falls stage 2 detour map May through August

Stage 2 detour map May 17 through August 17. Click to enlarge.

 

International Falls stage 3 detour map

Stage 3 detour map. Click to enlarge.

 

International Falls stage 4 detour map

Stage 4 detour map. Click to enlarge.

International Falls stage 5 detour map.

Stage 5 detour map. Click to enlarge.