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.
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.
Motorists will encounter lane closures on Highway 10 and possibly road closures on city streets and the frontage road.
Project engineers released an updated revised design layout (5 MB PDF) and an updated profile view (240 KB PDF) in September 2013. A preliminary staging plan (4 MB PDF) was released on April 19, 2013.