Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Culvert replacement and repair

Northeast Minnesota

Traffic impacts

  • None at this time.
  • Approximately 2 weeklong detour of southbound of Highway 61 in Silver Bay using St. Louis County Road 5 to County Road 4 back to Highway 61
  • Approximately 1 weeklong detour of Highway 65 to Itasca County Road 12 to US Highway 169.
  • Temporary shoulder and lane closures
  • Temporary construction bypass on Highways 61, 65, 73, and 135
Highway 65 detour map

Map of the Highway 65 detour. Click to enlarge.

Highway 61 detour map

Map of the detour of Highway 61. Click to enlarge.

About this project

Summary of work

This project will repair and replace deteriorated culverts and drainage structures to provide for adequate hydraulic capacity, stream stability, and road core integrity.

Culvert locations

  • Highway 1 north of Illgen City in Lake County
  • Highway 53 near Central Lakes in St. Louis County
  • Highway 61 near Silver Bay in Lake County
  • Highway 61 near Split Rock in Lake County
  • Highway 65 south of Pengilly in Itasca County
  • Highway 65 north of Nashwauk in Itasca County
  • Highway 73 north of Balkan Township in St. Louis County
  • Highway 135 near Embarrass in St. Louis County
  • Highway 169 in Hibbing in St. Louis County