Highway 73 construction change coming near Hibbing

Additional bridge construction will begin in St. Louis County, south of Hibbing. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), drivers will encounter a detour on Highway 73 beginning Thursday, July 20. Work is expected to last until early September.

MnDOT says crews are currently working over the West Swan River bridge. Now a second closure will be required just north of County Road 18 to replace a deteriorating metal culvert with a concrete box culvert.

Additional bridge construction to begin on Highway 73 south of Hibbing on Thursday.
Highway 73 roadwork on Bridges. (MnDOT)

The highway will be fully closed at both locations. The full project will replace deteriorating infrastructure and imporve drainage. The cost of the project is $2.3 million, according to MnDOT.

The detour route will take Highway 169 to Highway 65 to County Road 18, with a local traffic detour on County Road 16 to access locations between the two closures.

MnDOT Highway 73 Detour for July 20 – through early September.

A map can be found on the project website here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy73bridge/index.html.