Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 13, 2013

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Highway 55/Highway 59 railroad crossing work in Elbow Lake begins Sept. 17

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 55/Highway 59 in Elbow Lake will encounter a detour and delays when a railroad project begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, weather permitting.

Canadian Pacific will replace the railroad crossing.

During the project, the crossing at Highway 55/Highway 59 will close, and motorists will detour to Division Street, County Road 1, County Road 25 and Highway 54.

The work is expected to take less than one week.

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

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