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Highway 53 Relocation Receives Funding; Vote By Minnesota Legislators Allows Bonding By Minnesota Department Of Transportation

The Highway 53 relocation project on the Iron Range moved past a major hurdle yesterday:  Minnesota legislators voted to allow bonding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The move was an important piece on the project;  without funding the move couldn't happen.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued For Highway 53 Relocation Project

The biggest highway project for the State of Minnesota in decades is coming closer to its target start date.  Once complete, the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia will result in the tallest bridge in the state.  It will also impact communities, businesses, and the environment.

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Highway 53 Work Near International Falls To Cause Delays

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What’s New On The Iron Range? Plans For Phase II Of The Highway 169 Cross-Range Expressway To Be Detailed At A Public Meeting On April 28

Iron Range residents have reason to be happy:  The plans for a two-lane expansion on Highway 169 between Bovey and Taconite are about to move forward.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Details Make For An Interesting Read

As the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues its plans for the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia details are starting to be made public.  Some of those project details are rather interesting.

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Contractors Named For Highway 53 Relocation Project; Colorado And California Companies Will Perform Work On What Will Become The Biggest Bridge In Minnesota

People who were holding out hope for a local contractor for the Highway 53 Relocation Project didn't get their wish.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced the two contractors who will perform the work on what will become the biggest bridge in Minnesota when it's finished.

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Environmental Impact Statement For Highway 53 Relocation Project Is Released; Learn About The Ways You Can Review It For Yourself

Even though we're in the "off season" for road construction projects, there is plenty of movement on the Highway 53 Relocation Project that is planned for 2017.  Now that the state has firmed up plans and selected an alternate route, the work on what impact this roadway will have on our environment is underway.

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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Recommends Preferred Highway 53 Relocation Route

The E-2 Route appears to be the winner - as officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation made their announcement of which proposed roadway they would support for the Highway 53 Relocation Project.

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Testing Begins At Rouchleau Pit In Virginia As Part Of Highway 53 Reroute Project; Tests Will Help State Determine Where Alternate Route Should Go

A foundations testing project will begin in the Rouchleau Pit this week. The first stage of work will be to improve the access road used to bring in the larger equipment that will be needed in the pit. This road will take one to two weeks to construct.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Might Not Be Finished By 2017; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Officials Issue An Update

The Highway 53 relocation represents one of the largest highway projects that the State of Minnesota has ever undertook. The move is necessary to allow for mining expansion. Today, the Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a statement suggesting that they may not hit the 2017 target date for relocation.

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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Hosts Coffee And Conversation Session To Update Residents On The Highway 53 Relocation Project

A meeting to update the public about the latest regarding the Highway 53 Relocation Project has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3 at the Hoover Road MNDOT Building in Virginia.  The start time for this event is 10AM

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New Problems For Highway 53 Relocation Project; Unaddressed Safety Concerns And Limited Funds Could Have An Affect On Northland Drivers For Decades

Highway 53 south of Virginia must move to make way for future mining expansion by United Taconite.  Plans have been in the works for the last few years to propose, design, and move the major arterial highway by 2017.  No compromise has been reached yet on a new route and now new wrinkles appear to create an even deeper quagmire.

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