Hwy 73 south of Hibbing construction and detour to start on May 24
DULUTH, Minn. –Minnesota Department of Transportation contractors will begin bridge construction work on Highway 73 south of Hibbing on May 24. The highway will be fully closed at the West Swan River bridge just north of County Road 16. The detour route takes Highway 169 to Highway 65 to County Road 18. A map can be found on the project website here: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy73bridge/index.html .
The West Swan River bridge will be replaced and the turn lane at County Road 16 will be extended. Later this summer, a second closure will be required just north of County Road 18 to replace a deteriorating metal culvert with a concrete box culvert. All work is expected to last until early September.