Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 30, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 27 closes, detours east of Lastrup July 11

Road closes east of Little Falls in September

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 27 between Little Falls and Onamia will encounter delays and detours when segments of the road close while two bridges are replaced beginning Monday, July 11.

Bridge locations map Hwy 27 detour Sept - Oct 2017 Hwy 27 detour July 11-mid-Aug
Hwy 27 bridge locations. For more project details, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/2016/h27

The road closures are scheduled as follows:

  • Highway 27 between County Road 23 in Lastrup and County Road 47, east of Lastrup, will close July 11 through mid-August. A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 23 and County Road 47. Get map.
  • Highway 27 between County Road 43 and County Road 45, just east of Little Falls, will close September 6 through late October. A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 43 and County Road 45. Get map.

The closures are needed while crews replace the Highway 27 bridges over the Skunk River east of Lastrup and Rice Creek east of Little Falls in Morrison County. When complete, the project will result in a safer roadway with wider shoulders, and replace two aging bridges with new, lower maintenance box culvert bridges.

To learn more about these bridge projects, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/2016/h27

To get construction news and information from MnDOT in Central Minnesota, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/construct.html.

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