Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53, Hwy 1 intersection, passing lanes project

St. Louis and Koochiching Counties

Traffic impacts

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South junction of Hwy 1 and Hwy 53

  • Most work takes place within median
  • Traffic staged to allow access to all adjacent roadways

Hwy 53 between Cook and Ericsburg

  • Traffic restricted to a single lane during day
  • Flaggers will be in place
  • Two lanes will be open during non work hours
  • Expect delays

About this project

Summary of work

  • Construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection at the south junction of Hwy 1 and Hwy 53. Most of the work will take place within the median with minor changes to Hwy 1 and County Road 22.
  • Construct four 2.5-mile center passing lanes.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet

Public open house

A public open house was held for this project Dec. 6, 2018 at the Cook Community Center.