West route for new Highway 53 now back on table

Officials are returning to the drawing board on the required relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia, including a controversial plan to locate the highway west of Eveleth.

The Mesabi Daily News reports that costs and the immense value of the ore seem to be driving the project toward a dramatic re-imagination from how most people know this important Iron Range thoroughfare.


  1. Hwy. 37 will be the cheapest cost. Around $60M. vrs. A bridge thru the Rosheau pit for $400M. or more. This bridge will break the bank in costs. $400M is only for the bridge, plus the new roadway. Never going to happen. Thank the decision makers who were stupid to have built a freeway on leased land.

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