Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 28, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 71 in Browerville closes as reconstruction project begins June 2

Detour begins, local businesses will remain accessible

Hwy 71 detour map at Browerville

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour as work on the reconstruction of Highway 71 through Browerville begins June 2.

Highway 71 will be closed to through traffic between Seventh Street and 11th Street as work begins on the first phase of the project.

A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 14 and County Road 11.

The project is scheduled to be completed by October 31.

When complete, the project will reconstruct Highway 71 between Drayer Creek near First Street and Harris Creek near 11th Street, replace sidewalks and underground utilities, install new LED lighting, improve a segment of Fifth Street and an alleyway east of Highway 71, and install an emergency vehicle entering flasher system in downtown Browerville.

To learn about this more project, visit mndot.gov/d3/hwy71/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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