Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 38 Resurfacing and Culvert Replacement Project

Pughole Lake to Marcell

About this project

Traffic impacts

Traffic is detoured, see detour below. Local access will be maintained during the project.

Local residents only

Tentative schedule:

  • Late-July through early-August, grading work between County Road 48 and County Road 49.
  • Mid-August through Early-September, grading work between Pughole Lake and Day Lake.
  • Various grading, culvert and turf work throughout the project over the months of August and September.
  • Bituminous paving between Day Lake and Marcell to happen first. Dates to be determined.

    A rendering of the Hwy 38 resurfacing and culvert replacement project.

    Hwy 38 project map. Select for larger version.

    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)