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Project Director for Highway 53 Relocation Speaks at SME Conference

April 18, 2017 10:04 PM

The opening speaker at the annual SME conference in Duluth wasn't a mine guy at all. But Pat Huston, project director for the Highway 53 Relocation project on the Range, has become quite familiar with mining.

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That's because the project he's been living and breathing is focused on moving a highway, so United Taconite can do more mining in the future.

He shared the background, progress, and future about the new road.

And it's an impressive safety record. "In summary, we're about 70% complete. And the impressive thing is that there have been 399,000 hours worked as of last month, without a lost time injury. That's pretty amazing."

Huston added that they are about two months ahead of schedule, and people should be able to drive across the bridge in August.


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