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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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Highway 53 Relocation Coffee And Conversation Rescheduled For December 12

The Coffee and Conversation that was scheduled to take place on December 5 has been rescheduled due to the weather.  That meeting will now take place on Thursday, December 12 at 10AM at the Virginia Hoover Road MNDOT Building

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Highway 53 Relocation Primer; Video Explains The Reasons Behind The Move And Details Proposed Alternate Routes For The Roadway [Video]

 

If you wonder why Highway 53 has been in the news a lot lately and aren't sure of the backstory of the relocation project, this video does a good job of explaining all the details.

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(Photo by Simon Hayter/Getty Images)
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Highway 53 Relocation Update; November 7 Meeting Will Set The Stage For The Final Economic Study Report

The plans to relocate the portion of Highway 53 just south of Virginia continue to march on.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites everyone to a meeting on Thursday, November 7 which will set the stage for the final Economic Study Report, which will be presented to the public afterwards.

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Source:  The Holy Hand Grenade via flickr
Source: The Holy Hand Grenade via flickr
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Highway 53 Relocation Coffee And Conversation Meeting For September 3 Has Been Canceled

The Highway 53 Relocation Project “Coffee & Conversation” meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, has been canceled.

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Source: Afscme5cc via flickr
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Highway 53 Re-route Will Not Follow The West-Alternative Route

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have announced that they will not include a west route alternative as part of the Highway 53 re-route near Virginia.

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Highway 53 Relocation Meeting Scheduled For June 19th; Plan E1 To Be On Agenda

The next community meeting for the Highway 53 re-route project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th, 10AM;  On  the agenda is the presentation of a new proposed route:  E1.

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Source: Matti Mattila via flickr
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Highway 53 Relocation May Have A New Alternative Route; Next Coffee And Conversation Meeting Set For June 12

It's a project that's sure to affect thousands of northlanders that travel on Highway 53 on the Iron Range, south of Virginia, Minnesota.  The planning stage of the Highway 53 Relocation Project marches on with another informational meeting set for June 12th.

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Learn More About The Upcoming Highway 53 Relocation At A Coffee And Conversation Event On Tuesday May 14th

Northland residents and motorists will get another opportunity to learn about the Highway 53 Relocation Project at a Coffee And Conversation Event, Tuesday May 14th at the MnDOT office in Virginia.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Open House To Be Held Monday April 22nd

Arrowhead residents can learn more about the ongoing Highway 53 relocation project - which is expected to move the roadway from it's present site, in the area just south of Virginia - on Monday, April 22nd.  An open house will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center from 4-7 PM.

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