Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 20, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Highway 59 resurfacing project north of Detroit Lakes begins May 27

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 59 between Detroit Lakes and the Buffalo River north of Callaway will encounter intermittent lane and shoulder closures when a resurfacing project begins Tuesday, May 27, weather permitting. The project also includes several culvert replacements and pedestrian accessibility improvements within the city of Callaway.

Crews will begin by replacing culverts and making the pedestrian accessibility improvements. During this phase of the project, traffic impacts will be limited to occasional lane and shoulder closures. Flaggers may be required at times, but delays will be minimal.

Later phases of the project will require a detour. Additional information on the detour and the resurfacing portion of the project will be released later.

Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria is the prime contractor for the $4.8 million project. Work is expected to be complete by late July.

When the project is complete, motorists will notice a smoother, safer ride along 14 miles of Highway 59. This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

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

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