Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 10/Hwy 59 & Frontage Road Reconstruction

West side of Detroit Lakes

Traffic impacts

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.

During construction

Motorists will encounter lane closures on Highway 10 and possibly road closures on city streets and the frontage road.

Latest designs

Updated construction staging plans were released in February 2014 (Stage 1 - 2 MB PDF, Stage 2 - 2 MB PDF).

Project engineers released an updated revised design layout (5 MB PDF) and an updated profile view (240 KB PDF) in September 2013.

Open house

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Detroit Lakes invite the public to attend an open house regarding the Highway 10 and Highway 59 frontage road system reconstruction project and the adjacent Thomas Street construction project.

  • Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 5 to 7 p.m. (short presentation at 6 p.m.)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 900 Highway 34 E., Detroit Lakes

This meeting is an opportunity to review the preliminary construction staging and discuss impacts on area businesses and residents. Information gathered at this meeting will be used to help complete project plans. Project representatives will be available to respond to comments and questions.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call 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.


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.