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July 12, 2022

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Hwy 1 and Hwy 65 construction work to begin and update video posted

DULUTH, Minn. – MnDOT has posted a video update on the construction work that will be occurring on Hwy 1 east of Effie and on Hwy 65 in Itasca and Koochiching County. Work on Hwy 1 will begin on July 18, and work on Hwy 65 is expected to begin on July 25.

Construction on Hwy 1 will begin with culvert work west of Deer Lake. A grade raise will be installed with a 9’ lane width restriction. Milling and reclamation will also occur west of the south junction of Hwy 1 and Hwy 65. 

Construction engineers shared information about the projects, construction impacts, and detours. The video is posted on both project pages, and the links can be found below. Members of the public are encouraged to reach out to project staff with questions.