Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 6, 2017

Hwy 53 relocation dedication set for Sept. 15

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Highway 53 relocation project today announced that it will dedicate the project, and open to traffic at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Congressman Rick Nolan and other elected officials will be on hand for the dedication, which will take place underneath the bridge on the project.

“We have been looking forward to this day for several years,” said Project Director Pat Huston. “While the wet summer slowed us down a bit, we are still a month ahead of schedule.”

In the next week, the project will provide more detail regarding the dedication event. For more information, visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy53relocation. Viewers will also find access to the project’s web cam and other project information. For questions or concerns about the project, call the project hotline at 218-820-8532.