Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 1 resurfacing project

In Itasca and St. Louis County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 1 Resurfacing project map

Hwy 1 Resurfacing project map

Construction will resume May 5. Motorists can expect single lane closures on Hwy 1 and Hwy 73 during construction hours.  Beginning May 5, Hwy 1 in St. Louis County will be closed between County Rd 5 and County Rd 139, traffic will be detoured on Cty Rd 5, Cty Rd 114 and Cty Rd 139 for roadway repairs.

Weeks of June 14 and June 21

  • Paving will be complete June 11.
  • Shouldering of Hwy 1 and Hwy 73 will occur.  Single lane closures with flaggers can be expected in the vicinity of the shouldering operation.
  • Guard rail installation will occur on Hwy 1.  Single lane closures and shoulder closures in the vicinity of the guard rail.
  • Striping and rumble strip construction on Hwy 1, Hwy 73 and the Hwy 53/Hwy 1 intersection.
  • Signage installation.

Upcoming Work

  • Hwy 1 and 73 work will include milling and overlay (paving) and guard rail replacements
  • Hwy 53 work includes striping and turf establishment

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface: 21 miles on Hwy 1 and five miles on Hwy 73
  • Replace 10 culverts