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Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

In Koochiching County

Traffic impacts

A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project.

Construction will resume May 17.

Work of May 17-22

  • Install 3 detours: truck detour, Stage 2 & Stage 3C. Maps are located below on this page.
  • Begin milling and removals between Memorial to 20th Street and 15th Street to Industrial Avenue

Work of May 24-29

  • Continue w/removals from Memorial to 20th Street and 15th Street to Industrial Ave.
  • Begin storm sewer work between 20th Street and 21st Street

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project staging.

A major pavement rehabilitation and streetscape enhancement project is expected to begin summer 2020 in International Falls. The purpose of the project is to address the aging Hwy 53 infrastructure in International Falls. When completed, the project will result in a smoother pavement surface, an improved drainage/storm sewer system, improved ADA compliant pedestrian accessibility, a multi-use trail, new state-of-the-art signal systems, an LED lighting system and other streetscape features.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct and rehabilitate Hwy 53 in International Falls
  • Accessibility, drainage, safety and visual quality improvements

Detour maps

International Falls stage 1 detour map

Stage 1 detour map. Click to enlarge.

International Falls stage 2 detour map May through August

Stage 2 detour map May 17 through August 17. Click to enlarge.

 

International Falls stage 2 detour map July through August

Stage 2 detour map July 2 through August 17. Click to enlarge.

International Falls stage 3 detour map

Stage 3 detour map. Click to enlarge.

 

International Falls stage 4 detour map

Stage 4 detour map. Click to enlarge.

International Falls stage 5 detour map.

Stage 5 detour map. Click to enlarge.