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Open House to Discuss Chisholm Roundabout Project

Highway 73 Chisholm Roundabout Project Highway 73 Chisholm Roundabout Project |  Photo: MnDOT

June 20, 2017 02:06 PM

CHISHOLM, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation, along with St. Louis County will hold a public open house meeting to discuss future plans for the Highway 73 Chisholm Roundabout Project. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Chisholm Senior Center, 319 W Lake Street. The public is invited to attend.

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Organizers say there will be a short presentation and then project staff will be available to answer questions from the public.

The goal of this project is to improve safety for both vehicles and pedestrians at Highway 73 and the relocated County Road 5 intersection. The Federal Highway Administration says a roundabout is a proven strategy to improve traffic safety.

A roundabout at this location, instead of an intersection controlled by stop signs is expected to reduce injury crashed by 82 percent and total crashes by 58 percent.

According to MnDOT, County Road 5 was closed and relocated to Highway 136 in the summer of 2016. That change included widening Highway 136 and construction of a new curve to bring County Road 5 onto Highway 136. County Road 5 was closed near Hibbing Taconite to provide additional land access for mining.

The total cost of this plan is $1.8 million.

If you need an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation for the meeting on June 28, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org


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