Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10

Hwy 59 to Summit Ave. in Detroit Lakes

Project information

Detroit Lakes project map
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Traffic impacts

  • Traffic on Hwy 10 is reduced to a single lane in each direction from just west of Hwy 59 to west of Summit Ave.
  • Additonal lane closures are expected the week of May 15 for crossover construction and temporary signal installation

May 18 project update

Crews will start by removing the existing signal system (poles and arms) at the Hwy 10/Hwy 59 intersection on Monday, May 22.  While they are working, the intersection will operate as a four-way stop for several hours. Drivers should be prepared for significant delays and consider alternate routes.

Starting Tuesday, all Hwy 10 traffic will shift to the north side of the highway (the existing westbound lanes) and all Hwy 59 traffic will shift to the east side of the road with narrowed lanes.

In addition, the access between Hwy 10 and the frontage road near the MnDOT building will close.  All traffic onto and off of the frontage road will use the new signal between Hwy 59 and Airport Road.

Work scheduled for the first half of next week:

  • Existing traffic signal system will be removed
  • Temporary signal system will be activated
  • Concrete medians in all four quadrants of the intersection will be paved
  • New traffic shifts will take effect

Work scheduled for the second half of the week:

  • Saw-cutting of the existing pavement in the northwest corner (the ramp from Southbound Hwy 59 to Westbound Hwy 10) and the southwest quadrant of the intersection
  • Setting forms in the northwest corner and southwest quadrant
  • Concrete paving of the northwest corner and southwest quadrant

All the work is weather permitting.

Key project elements

  • Replace the eastbound Hwy 10 bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway line
  • New concrete on Hwy 10 in both directions from Hwy 59 to Summit Ave.
  • New concrete at the Hwy 10/Hwy 59 intersection


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.