Back in 1960, MnDOT built a chunk of Highway 53 on land owned by a mining company.

The only catch was, if the company wanted to get at the ore underneath the road, the road would have to be moved.

Fast forward 57 years and the road did indeed need to be moved, a project "cursed with a short timeline but blessed with resources."

Houston says he's not headed to Disneyland to celebrate the completion of the project ... but he is going to deer camp. 

Minnesota Department of Transportation

It was a good summer and fall for work on area roads and bridges, and according to Aaron Gunderson, District One Resident Engineer, the forecast for next year is "not as disruptive as the past few years have been."