Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 6, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Highway 75 resurfacing project near Breckenridge begins May 13

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 75 in the Breckenridge area will experience lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars and possible delays when a resurfacing project begins Monday, May 13, weather permitting.

The project will extend along Highway 75 from near Doran to Wilkin County Road 20, including the city of Breckenridge.

Different segments of the road will be affected each day.

In rural areas, flaggers will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone. Drivers must obey the flagger, be prepared to stop and follow the pilot car through the work zone. Motorists entering driveways or roads that intersect with Highway 75 within a work zone must wait for the pilot car to pass, then follow it through the work zone.

In Breckenridge, pedestrians will encounter sidewalk detours where crews reconstruct the sidewalks.

The road work is expected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

When the project is complete, motorists will notice a smoother ride and improved safety along 19 miles of Highway 75. In addition, the project will improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians in Breckenridge.

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

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