Highway 53

Did You Know You Have Access To MN Bridge Inspection Reports?
I saw an article today in the Duluth News Tribune about the possibility of replacing the Blatnik Bridge within the next 10-15 years.   It's near the end of it's life.  As you probably have noticed, every year there are bridge inspections.  After the I-35 bridge collapsed nearly a decade ago, bridge …
Video That Explains Highway 53 Reroute In Virginia
A major project has been underway for some time now near Virginia, MN.  The main artery to the north, Highway 53, needs to be moved off of US Steel's property.  After years of discussions and debates, the reroute is taking shape.  This video from PBS shows up close what kind of w…
Highway 53 Single-Lane Traffic Bypass Begins June 11 In Cotton
Keeping up with construction projects in the summer is tough, but we will do our best to keep you on top of things.  The Minnesota Department Of Transportation sent a press release regarding a project near Cotton, Minnesota which may delay travels in northern Minnesota beginning next Monday, Ju…
Highway 53 Road Construction Project Begins Monday
Add this to your list of construction projects to remember.  This starts on May 21st on Highway 53 near Cotton MN.  The project should complete late August, but in the meantime, there will be lane closures and intermittent flagging stops.