Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 135

Biwabik Main Street

Traffic impacts

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has postponed resurfacing repair work on Highway 135 in Biwabik until spring 2024. MnDOT continues to monitor pavement settlement and conditions along this stretch of highway, but the agency was unable to complete the necessary work this construction season. This resurfacing work will repair unforeseen settlement that occurred during spring thaws following construction.

About this project

A map of the Hwy 135 Biwabik detour route

Project work zone. Click to enlarge.

Summary of work

Highway reconstruction including:

  • New pavement
  • Curb and gutter
  • Sidewalk
  • City water main replacement
  • Storm sewer replacement
  • Sanitary sewer replacement

Work Schedule

  • 2020 Construction – May to September, all work except from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 2021 Construction – May to October, remaining work between 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue

Complete Streets

MnDOT’s Complete Streets philosophy is being used to better accommodate all users of the corridor. As a part of the philosophy, highway lane and parking widths will be narrowed for traffic calming purposes and to make additional space available for other uses.