Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 29, 2016

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Hwy 34 resurfacing, accessibility project in Detroit Lakes begins July 7

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to County Road 29 will encounter intermittent lane closures and possible delays when a resurfacing and pedestrian accessibility project begins July 7.

The project includes four key elements:

  • Resurfacing Highway 34 from Highway 59 to Becker County Road 29
  • Resurfacing Highway 59 from the BNSF Railway bridge to just north of the junction of Highway 34 and Highway 59
  • Adding a continuous center-left turn lane on Highway 34 from Highway 59 to Roosevelt Avenue in Detroit Lakes
  • Constructing a trail and completing pedestrian accessibly improvements along Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes

Highway 34 will remain open during the project. However, drivers may encounter flaggers and pilot cars. The 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.

Mark Sand and Gravel of Fergus Falls is the prime contractor on the $2.6 million project.

More information is available at http://www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy34dl.

The work is part of the Corridors of Commerce initiative, which funds improvements to key business and freight routes in Minnesota. Additional information can be found online at www.mndot.gov/corridorsofcommerce/.

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

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers’ traffic directions face a $300 fine.

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

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