Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 4, 2013

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Highway 7 railroad bridge repair north of Milan begins Sept. 9

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Local traffic on Highway 7 between Appleton and Milan will not be allowed to cross under the railroad bridge north of Milan starting Sept. 9 so crews can make repairs.

Highway 7 in this area is currently under detour for a culvert replacement and resurfacing project. Residents who live within the road closure are allowed to use Highway 7, but they are encountering temporary closures at culvert replacement sites.

All non-residents should continue to follow the signed detour route on Highway 119 and Highway 40.

The bridge sustained damaged last winter when it was struck by a semi hauling an oversized load.

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

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