Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 3, 2020

MnDOT makes temporary repairs to Highway 27 near Osakis

BAXTER, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Transportation will work to repair deteriorating pavement on Highway 27 between Osakis and Highway 71 south of Long Prairie, Todd County caused by the early spring freeze/thaw cycle.

Motorists may encounter lane closures as crews work to remove or repair sections of rough asphalt road surface. Asphalt plants will open soon and MnDOT will return to pave these sections later this spring.

Motorists are asked to use caution and watch for warning signs while traveling on this section of Highway 27 and other roads throughout the state as crews work to repair pavement due to the spring freeze/thaw cycle.

In 2022, MnDOT will reconstruct this 14 mile segment of Highway 27 between Interstate 94 near Osakis and Hwy 71 south of Long Prairie. For more information on the project, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/h27osakis.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Governor Walz’s Stay at Home executive order and will continue. MnDOT is working to be as flexible as possible with scheduling during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward in a timely manner. Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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