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Open House about Highway 53 Relocation

Posted at: 04/09/2013 3:30 PM
Updated at: 04/09/2013 3:32 PM

The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the Hwy 53 Relocation project.

The open house is scheduled for Monday, April 22, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center.

Open house attendees will be able to discuss the project with MnDOT staff and leave comments.

Topics to be discussed:

• Scoping and Environmental Impact Statement process.

• Project timelines.

• Project budget. (Costs of the layout alternatives are unknown at this time).

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

You may also send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. (Please request at least one week in advance).

Hwy 53 must be rerouted due to a termination of easement rights. United Taconite has informed the state they want to mine under the current roadway, just south of Virginia.

More information on the project can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy53relocation/index.html