Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 1 resurfacing project

In Itasca and St. Louis County

Traffic impacts

Hwy 1 Resurfacing project map

Hwy 1 Resurfacing project map

Motorists can expect traffic lane switches on Hwy 53 and single lane closures on Hwy 1 during construction hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bridge work in Linden Grove on Hwy 1 over the Little Fork River will require a single lane road with temporary signal and 12 foot maximum width.

Starting August 21, traffic will be traveling on the northbound side of Hwy 53 during the stage 3 construction on the southbound side of the roadway.

Traffic on the TH 1 bridge in Linden Grove, east of TH 73 over the Little Fork River will be switched on August 25 to the west bound lane and continue to be single lane with a signal.

Completion on bridge work and TH 1/53 intersection and culverts will be Oct 23rd. The contractor will work 7am – 7pm on 6 days per week.

Upcoming Work

Week of September 7, 2020

  • Work continues on the eastbound lane of Hwy 1 Bridge rehabilitation over the Little Fork River.
  • Road connection construction at Hwy 1, Cty Rd 115 and Wood Road at the Hwy 53/Hwy 1 intersection.
  • Continue southbound Hwy 53 grading, including the intersection of Hwy 1.
  • Traffic will encounter construction and possible delays at the Hwy 1, County Road 115, and County Road 937 connections to Hwy 53 as these roadway connections are reconfigured to their final alignments.  Work may occur with single lane closures with flagging.

Week of September 14, 2020

  • Continue grading Hwy 53/Hwy 1 intersection and paving of southbound side of Hwy 53, including the Hwy 1 and County Road 115 connections to Hwy 53 at the end of the week.
  • Concrete placement for Hwy 1 Bridge rehabilitation over the Little Fork River.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface: 21 miles on Hwy 1 and five miles on Hwy 73
  • Replace 10 culverts


Summer of 2020 starting mid-July

  • Intersection work at TH1/TH53
  • Culvert work on TH 1 and TH 73

Summer of 2021 starting mid-May

  • Pavement resurfacing of TH1 and TH73. This will be a total of 21 miles of paving.