Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 12, 2019

Corridor Study Presentation on April 16 for Hwy 27 in Alexandria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is presenting on Tuesday, April 16, at approximately 10:00 a.m. during the 9:00 a.m. Douglas County Board meeting, to provide recommendations for Hwy 27 and I-94 corridor study in Alexandria. The presentation will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse, 305 8th Ave W. in Alexandria.


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Hwy 27 corridor for potential short and long-term improvements. Based on the combination of analysis and stakeholder input on the corridor study the project team made the following recommendations of the study area:

  • Construct a roundabout at the intersection of eastbound I-94 ramps and Hwy 27 to alleviate the issues with vehicle stacking on the exit ramp and provide other long-term traffic operations benefits to the corridor.
  • Provide a truck route option back to the Hwy 45 truck stop and commercial area through new signing.
  • Explore new signing options on Hwy 45 to address wayfinding challenges for motorists as they approach Hwy 27 and anticipate a turning movement to enter I-94.

For more details, please visit the project website mndot.gov/d4/projects/i94interchange/.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.
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