Minnesota Department of Transportation

TH 53 International Falls Streetscape

Streetscape Reimagined

LHB was hired to lead the public planning process and develop a Visual Quality Manual for a 1.2-mile stretch of Trunk Highway 53 in International Falls, MN. A series of community workshops and advisory committee meetings occurred to establish the visual character of the corridor and define key design elements to include in the future roadway reconstruction.

After the Visual Quality Manual was completed, LHB worked with the City of International Falls to develop the streetscape design for the corridor. The improvements were designed to emphasize the local culture and surrounding landscape while incorporating key streetscape principles that were decided upon during the public planning process, including pedestrian friendly facilities and a shared-use path, increased greenspace, improved traveler experience, seating, wayfinding, and visual consistency throughout the corridor.

Project Type Visual Quality Process; Community Engagement; Streetscape Design
Location International Falls, MN
Completion Date Summer 2022 (Anticipated)
Size 1.2 miles