Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 14, 2014

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Highway 59, Highway 108 signal replacement and pedestrian accessibility improvement project in Pelican Rapids begins May 19

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 59 and Highway 108 in Pelican Rapids may encounter brief delays and intermittent parking restrictions when a signal replacement and pedestrian accessibility improvement project begins Monday, May 19, weather permitting.

Crews will replace the two traffic signal systems on Highway 59. The new signals will include detection loops to reduce unnecessary delays. The signals will also include new pedestrian pushbuttons and audible beacons.

In addition to the signal system upgrades, crews will also make improvements to the pedestrian ramps at the corners of several intersections along Highway 59 and Highway 108. The work will ensure the pedestrian paths are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Highway 59 and Highway 108 will remain open throughout the project. Four-way stops may be used in place of signals at times, but no significant delays are anticipated. Pedestrians should expect sidewalk detours, and motorists may encounter occasional parking restrictions. Access to businesses should not be affected.

Ti-Zack Concrete of Le Center, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $680,000 project. Work is expected to be complete by late June, weather permitting.

This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov

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