If you're traveling on Highway 53 this spring and summer, expect slower going just south of Eveleth beginning Wednesday, May 29.

Construction on this project between Golf Course Road and north of Hwy 132 includes constructing by-passes on the north and south end of the project as well as conducting bridge rehab work. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction during this time period.

This project is going to continue through the prime summer months, with an expected completion date sometime in September.

As with all road construction projects across the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges all motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

It's also a great idea to put all phones down while driving for safety and because beginning August 1, 2019, even holding a cell phone while driving will be illegal across Minnesota.

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