Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 135

Biwabik Main Street

Traffic impacts

Pavement work will begin on June 19 and will require a detour of the highway through the City of Biwabik. Local traffic will be taken on to 1st Avenue N to 1st Street N to 8th Avenue N. Trucks will be detoured on County Road 20 to County Road 4. Work is expected to last through July 3 and be completed by the holiday.

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.