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June 16, 2021

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Hwy 53 overlay near Pike Lake to start June 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction on southbound Hwy 53 near Pike Lake and Twig from just north of Midway Rd to just north of County Rd 8 will begin on June 21.
The beginning of the project will start with temporary crossover construction that will require left/passing lane closures on both north and southbound directions of Hwy 53. Minor delays are to be expected during heavy traffic times of day. Following the construction of the temporary crossovers, traffic will be switched to head-to-head traffic on the northbound lanes for construction to begin on the southbound lanes. An additional update will be sent out prior to that traffic control change.
For more information, please visit: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy53-pike-lake/index.html