Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 27, 2016

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Hwy 84 in Longville reduced to single lane beginning Aug 2

Truck detour begins mid-August

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists who use Highway 84 south of downtown Longville may encounter delays as a project to replace the Highway 84 bridge spanning the Boy River begins Tuesday, August 2.

Motorists, including commercial truck drivers, should plan for the following:

  • Beginning Tuesday, August 2, Highway 84 at the Boy River in Longville will be reduced to a single lane. Flaggers will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone.
  • In mid-August, Highway 84 at the Boy River will be closed to trucks and RVs longer than 35 feet.
  • Information on future traffic changes will be issued as details become available.

All lanes of Highway 84 south of downtown Longville will open by October 25.

The closures are needed while crews replace the existing Highway 84 bridge spanning the Boy River in Longville with a box culvert bridge. The new box culvert bridge includes wider shoulders, improved guardrail and redesigned off-roadway features. When complete, the project will improve safety and reduce long-term maintenance costs.

For more information on the project and future traffic changes, visit the project’s web site at www.mndot.gov/d3/2016/h84, download the project map, or follow MnDOT District 3 on Twitter @MnDOTCentral.

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

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