Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 1 / Hwy 59

Thief River Falls

Summary of work

Overall construction limits
Overall construction limits. Click image to enlarge.

The Hwy 1/Hwy 59 construction project in Thief River Falls includes different levels of work throughout the project to allow city crews to replace utilities in certain areas. Replacement of city utilities is more in depth and requires detours. The other portions of the project will be done under traffic.

The project is expected to last through August. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

See below for project details and detour maps.

Project phases
Project phases. Click image to enlarge.

Hwy 1/Eighth St E

Main Ave/Hwy 32 to the Bridge

  • Replace pavement
  • Upgrade/replace city utilities
  • Remove sidewalk on south side and replace with a larger sidewalk on the north side
  • Improve pedestrian crossings, ramps and audible signals
  • Install highway lighting
Traffic impacts
  • Staged detours
  • Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained

Bridge to CR 18/150th Ave NE

  • Resurface
Traffic impacts
  • Done under traffic
  • Lane closures, flaggers
  • Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained

Hwy 59/Third St E

Atlantic Ave to First St E

  • Resurface
  • Improve pedestrian crossings and sidewalks
  • Install pedestrian accessible ramps and audible signal at Atlantic Ave N crossing
Traffic impacts
  • Done under traffic
  • Lane closures
  • Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained

Current traffic impacts

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Project detour phases

Phase 1A, 1B detour map
Phase 1A/1B detour. Click image to enlarge.

Hwy 1/Eighth St E

Stage 1A- Atlantic Ave

  • Is underway and will last through the first week of June, weather permitting

Stage 1B- Davis Ave N to Bridge

  • Begins after stage 1A is complete (lasts approximately 1 month)
  • The intersections at Dewey Ave and Reserve Ave will not be closed at the same time. One of those intersections will always be accessible for crossing.
Phase 2 detour map
Phase 2 detour. Click image to enlarge.

Stage 2- Hwy 32/Main Ave to Atlantic

  • Begins after stage 2 is complete (lasts approximately 3 weeks)

Projects done under traffic

Hwy 1/Eighth St E

Bridge to CR 18/150th Ave NE

  • Not subject to staging, will be completed throughout the project

Hwy 59/Third St E

Atlantic Ave to 1st St E

  • Not subject to staging, will be completed throughout the project