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.
WE Fest traffic information
People traveling to/from WE Fest on Highway 10 should be prepared for delays due to construction and heavy traffic volumes. Highway 10 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Highway 59 and the airport on the far west side of Detroit Lakes.
prepare for sudden stops
consider alternate routes (such as I-94 to Hwy 34 between Barnesville and Dunvilla/Hwy 59)
avoid travelling during peak times (stagger arrival/departure times to the extent possible).
For WE Fest attendees heading west toward Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday, we strongly discourage attempting to turn left onto Highway 10 from county roads. Traffic volumes will be very high, and it will be very difficult for vehicles to find a safe gap.
Motorists should also anticipate delays on Sunday in the following locations:
Southbound Highway 59 in Pelican Rapids (or at the I-94 on-ramp near Fergus Falls)
Eastbound Highway 10 from Bluffton to Wadena
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.
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.