MnDOT conducts wetland documentation ahead of 2021 construction project on Hwy 87
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — This month the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin environmental documentation of wetlands along Hwy 87 between Frazee and Menahga in Becker County.
The documentation project will be completed within approximately 65 feet of the existing shoulder of Hwy 87 primarily on MnDOT right of way. It will consist of visual observations of plant species and evidence of hydrology (standing water or saturation), and small holes will be dug to observe soil characteristics. Tall red flags may be used to locate the wetlands.
This required work is part of the project development process for a construction project set for the summer of 2021.
The work should not affect traffic flow or speeds; however, MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution and watch for crews working near the shoulder.
Public open houses pertaining to the project will be scheduled at a later date.