Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10/Hwy 59 & Frontage Road Reconstruction

West side of Detroit Lakes

Project information

I-494 Ramp Closures
Detroit Lakes project area map. Click for a larger version.

The project addresses accessibility and safety concerns on and along Hwy 10 west of Hwy 59 and on Hwy 59 south of Hwy 10. As the west side of Detroit Lakes continues to develop, expanding and improving the existing frontage road system is needed.

Current project status

Motorists on Highway 10 and Highway 59 and adjacent frontage roads in Detroit Lakes are encountering intermittent shoulder and lane closures.

Traffic switches on Hwy 10 are expected to begin in mid-May.

Construction impacts

Motorists will encounter lane closures on Highway 10 and road closures/access changes on the frontage road and nearby city streets. Access to businesses along Hwy 10 and the adjacent frontage roads will be maintained throughout the project. Hwy 59 will remain open throughout the project.

Email updates

Regular email updates will be provided throughout the construction season. To sign up, please click here.

The updates will also be available on the Weekly Updates section of the website.

Latest designs

Final detailed layout (4 MB PDF)

Project background

It is based on a transportation study completed in 2011 by MnDOT, Becker County and the city of Detroit Lakes, in which several concepts for improved traffic flow were developed. This project is a combination of reconstructing and expanding the existing frontage road systems, managing access points and constructing an underpass below Hwy 59 at Main Street and Morrow Avenue. The project will involve MnDOT and the city of Detroit Lakes.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Features included in this project

  • A new trail system alongside the frontage road includes ADA-compliant sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian ramps.