Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 73 corridor study

Carlton County

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 73 corridor study from Kettle River to Cromwell.

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Summary of work

In order to meet requirements for federal funding, and to better understand the current and future needs of Hwy 73 from Cromwell to Kettle River, MnDOT is taking a deeper look into how the roadway functions today in order to plan for its future by undertaking a corridor study.

During the study, MnDOT will:
  • Perform a safety analysis along the corridor.
  • Engage local partners, organizations and community members to gather feedback on existing roadway issues and develop potential corridor alternatives and cost estimates that address the issues and concerns identified by community members and the traffic analysis.
  • Identify environmental impacts for each alternative.
  • Identify potential improvement projects that match the needs of the corridor with available funding.

Public meeting

MnDOT is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, April 12, in the Cromwell Pavilion, 5577 Cromwell Park Drive, Cromwell. Doors open at 5 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:15 p.m. This was rescheduled from April 5 due to inclement weather and driving conditions. Come learn about the purpose of the study, talk to project staff and give your feedback.

Presentation resources

Community survey

Thank you for participating in the community survey. We are gathering the results and will post a summary soon.