Project work is concurrently happening on the east and west side of town. Work includes sub-cut, utility work, and backfill. 11 foot lane restrictions are in place.
West of Biwabik: Traffic shifted to north, will be on temporary aggregate surface. Motorists will encounter single flagged lane from time to time for maintaining road surface.
East of Biwabik: Traffic shifted north on bituminous surface. Traffic will be between sheet-pile wall and precast concrete barrier.
About this project
Summary of work
Highway reconstruction including:
Curb and gutter
City water main replacement
Storm sewer replacement
Sanitary sewer replacement
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
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 of Biwabik Main Street design concept
Fly-through animation of proposed project (subject to change)