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Virginia Council: Hwy 53 Relocation Option 'Devastating'

Posted at: 04/09/2013 10:22 PM
Updated at: 04/10/2013 10:12 AM

The Virginia City Council went on the record Tuesday night strongly opposing one of the Highway 53 relocation routes.

Their resolution called it devastating.

According to that resolution, which passed, the route they don't like is the westerly option. That option would detour traffic up Highway 37 to County Road 7.

The resolution asks Mn/DOT to focus on other routes as primary considerations.

United Taconite informed the state they want to mine under the current roadway just south of Virginia.

The state has until 2017 to move the road.