Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 8, 2016

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Highway 84 in Longville closes to vehicles longer than 35 feet Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists who travel Highway 84 south of downtown Longville should plan their travel in advance as the existing Highway 84 bridge spanning the Boy River closes and several traffic changes begin Monday, Aug. 15.

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

  • The existing Highway 84 bridge spanning the Boy River will close.
  • Highway 84 at the Boy River bridge will become a single lane with flaggers or a signal system allowing one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone.
  • Highway 84 at the Boy River bridge will be closed to trucks, RVs and other vehicles longer than 35 feet between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, 2016. Drivers of vehicles longer than 35 feet may follow the signed detour along Highway 84, County Road 11 and County Road 5, or seek their own alternate routes. Get truck detour map.

Motorists approaching the Highway 84 work zone in Longville should slow down and be prepared to stop, and obey the flaggers, temporary signal system and signage. When no flaggers are present, motorists stopped by the temporary signal must wait for all oncoming traffic to clear from the single-lane segment of Highway 84 before entering.

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

The lane closures are needed while crews replace the existing Highway 84 bridge spanning the Boy River in Longville.
When complete, the project will replace the existing bridge with a box culvert bridge. The new box culvert bridge includes wider shoulders, improved guardrail and redesigned off-roadway features. The new design will improve safety and reduce long-term maintenance costs.
For more information on this project, visit mndot.gov/d3/2016/h84/.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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