Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 4, 2013

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Highway 78 detour lifted between Battle Lake, Ottertail

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Crews have removed the detour on Highway 78 between Battle Lake and Ottertail, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Highway 78 in this area has been closed since late August while crews replaced culverts, resurfaced the highway and reconstructed Lake Avenue in downtown Battle Lake.

Motorists may encounter intermittent lane closures between Battle Lake and Perham as crews complete work near the shoulders and rural approaches.

In addition, crews will continue final concrete work and related projects within Battle Lake.

The final weekly public meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Battle Lake City Hall, 108 East Main Street, Battle Lake, Minn. Representatives from MnDOT and Mark Sand and Gravel will be available to answer questions.

As a result of the project, motorists will notice a smoother, safer ride along 26 miles of Highway 78. They will also notice improved pedestrian accessibility within downtown Battle Lake.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.


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