Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 38 Resurfacing and Culvert Replacement Project

Pughole Lake to Marcell

About this project

Traffic impacts

  • Please check 511mn.org for the latest information.
  • Motorists may encounter temporary, single lane closures on Hwy 38 for the duration of the project, however there will be no more detours.

Local residents only

  • Tentative schedule:
    There will be no more daytime or 24-hour road closures on this project effective 8/31/2018.

  • New bituminous pavement has been placed between Day Lake and Marcell.
  • Aggregate (gravel) surfacing has been placed from south of Pughole Lake to Day Lake.
  • The entire project area is now open to school buses and emergency vehicles.
  • Postal deliveries will remain on temporary supports until later in September.

Summary of work

  • Construction activities to progress from north to south
  • Resurface pavement
  • Two Intersection improvements in conjunction with Itasca County at County Roads 48 and 49
  • Raise grade near milepost 26.0
  • Replace 41 culverts and line nine additional culverts
  • Lower crest of Hwy 38 at Wildernessa Road (County Road 308)