Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 135

Biwabik Main Street

Traffic impacts

Update: Update: A local and unofficial detour will be in place June 27-29 using flaggers. Patching to ensure safety will occur between First Avenue and Second Avenue and from Third Avenue to West Railroad Street. Second Avenue to Third Avenue will be reclaimed to provide a more walkable surface until the street can be resurfaced later this summer. Calcium chloride will be applied to control dust. A final layer of pavement will be installed in 2023.

There is no cost to the City of Biwabik for these corrections.

Landscaping will occur in September and October 2022.

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik project area

2021 truck through traffic detour. Click to enlarge.


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 of Biwabik Main Street design concept

Rendering of Biwabik Main Street Complete Streets design concept


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