Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 27 west of Osakis

Upgrade bridge over I-94 at Douglas County Rd 3

Bridge to close Mar. 27

Project location map - Foley to Genola

Hwy 27 bridge to close over I-94 at Douglas CR 3 west of Osakis. Access detour map

The Highway 27 bridge over Interstate 94 at Douglas County Road 3, west of Osakis, is scheduled to close for bridge upgrades on Monday, Mar. 27, 2017. News Release (Mar.16, 2017)


  • Reconstruct the bridge deck surface
  • Resurface interchange approaches, lanes and ramps
  • Upgrade bridge railing and guardrail

Traffic impacts

Hwy 27

Bridge closed late-March to early-July. Follow detour signs for access:

  • Westbound I-94 to CR 3 Westport - Detour through West Union
  • Eastbound I-94 to Hwy 27 Osakis - Detour through Alexandria
  • Northbound CR 3 to Hwy 27 Osakis - Detour through West Union
  • Westbound Hwy 27 Osakis to CR 3 Westport - Detour through West Union


Traffic impacts to be minimal. Motorists may encounter periodic single-lane closures on I-94 at the bridge.

However, some overnight closures on I-94 (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) will be necessary to remove the old bridge deck, and resurface the interchange ramps. Information to be posted when work is scheduled


For current statewide road conditions, including on I-94 and Hwy 27, check 511mn.org

Hwy 27 bridge closed between late-March and early-July. Follow detour signs for access. Detour routes use Hwy 29, Douglas County Rd 82, Todd County Rd 51, Todd County Rd 46, Todd County Rd 91, Douglas County Rd 32. Map