Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 135

Biwabik Main Street

Traffic impacts

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik project area

2021 truck through traffic detour. Click to enlarge.

Hwy 135 Main Street is closed to traffic. A local detour on 1st Street North and a truck detour on Cty Rd 20 and Cty Rd 4 are active.

Upcoming work

Week of September 6 - 10

  • Concrete pedestrian ramp and sidewalk installation
  • Grading for remaining sidewalk installation
  • Running electrical lines for light poles
  • Installation of banner pole foundations
  • Roadway preparation for blacktop
  • Cross street crossover maintained at 5th Avenue

Week of September 13 - 17

  • Roadway preparation for blacktop
  • Blacktop paving
  • Cross street crossover maintained at 5th Avenue
A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik local detour

2021 local traffic detour. Click to enlarge.

About this project

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik detour route

Project work zone. Click to enlarge.

Summary of work

Highway reconstruction including:

  • New pavement
  • Curb and gutter
  • Sidewalk
  • City water main replacement
  • Storm sewer replacement
  • Sanitary sewer replacement

Work Schedule

  • 2020 Construction – May to September, all work except from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 2021 Construction – May to October, remaining work between 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue

Complete Streets

MnDOT’s Complete Streets philosophy is being used to better accommodate all users of the corridor. As a part of the philosophy, highway lane and parking widths will be narrowed for traffic calming purposes and to make additional space available for other uses.

Rendering

Rendering of Biwabik Main Street design concept

Rendering of Biwabik Main Street Complete Streets design concept

Animation

Fly-through animation of proposed project (subject to change)