Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 2, 2018

Hwys 27 and 75 detours near Wheaton begin July 9

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Hwys 27 and 75 near Wheaton will encounter detours beginning Monday, July 9, as crews begin resurfacing projects on both Hwy s. Traffic will be detoured to Traverse County Road 9 and County Road 6.

The work will first begin on Hwy 27, from Wheaton to just west of County Road 6. There will be lane restrictions for the short stretch of the Hwy west of County Road 6. Then, crews will move to Hwy 75, between Wheaton and Dumont.

Access will be maintained for local traffic along the work routes, but all through-traffic must follow the detours.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-September, weather permitting. Upon completion, motorists will experience a smoother, longer-lasting road surface.

RJ Zavoral & Sons, Inc., headquartered in East Grand Forks, is the primary contractor for the $6.1 million project. Visit the project website at mndot.gov/d4/projects/wheaton for more information.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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