DETROIT LAKES -- Motorists in west central Minnesota will experience delays, detours and lane closures on several highways beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2, as crews begin culvert repair and replacement projects.
The affected locations include:
Interstate 94 eastbound at the Brandon interchange--detour required
Highway 12 between Highway 59 and Highway 119
Highway 27 between Browns Valley and Highway 117
Highway 28 between Johnson and Graceville
Highway 55 between Highway 59 and Highway 9--detour required
Highway 55 between Highway 9 and Highway 75--detour required
Highway 75 between Wheaton and Highway 55--detour required
Highway 75 between Dumont and Wheaton
Highway 114 between Highway 27 and Highway 55
Highway 119 between Highway 12 and Appleton
Four of the projects will require detours. Local traffic will be allowed within detour areas, except at the culvert repair sites. Specific detour information is available below.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane while work is in progress at all other locations. Each project outside of the detour routes will take approximately three days to complete.
Work will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, on Highway 119 between Appleton and Highway 12. Additional schedule information will be released as the project progresses.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.
I-94 at the Brandon interchange: Eastbound traffic will detour onto the exit ramp and back onto the entrance ramp. Westbound traffic will not be affected.
Highway 55 between Highway 9 and Highway 75: Westbound traffic on Highway 55 will detour north on Highway 9 for five miles, then west on Wilkin County Road 4 for five miles and south on Highway 75 for three miles. Eastbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.
Highway 55 between Highway 59 and Highway 9: Westbound traffic on Highway 55 will detour on Highway 59 north of Elbow Lake for five miles, then west on Otter Tail County Road 26 and Wilkin County Road 4 for 26 miles and south on Highway 9 for five miles. Eastbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.
Highway 75 between Wheaton and Highway 55: Northbound traffic on Highway 75 will detour east on Highway 27 at Wheaton for 16 miles, then north on Highway 9 for 19 miles and west on Highway 55 for seven miles. Southbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.