Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwys 55, 59, 79 in Elbow Lake

2019 Construction

Project Complete

Elbow Lake project area
Elbow Lake project area map. Click to enlarge

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Elbow Lake are partnering for a 2019 resurfacing and construction project on portions of Hwys 55, 59 and 79.

The project will address pavement concerns, pedestrians accessibility (ADA) requirements and storm sewer needs.

Key project elements

  • Resurface Hwys 55, 59 and 79 in Elbow Lake
  • Replace the medians on Hwys 59 and 79 with new 4" mountable curbs
  • Partial reconstruction of the north/south highway for ADA accessibility and storm sewer upgrades
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • New lighting system on the north/south highway

Preliminary cost estimate

  • $2.6 million

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

  • This project includes ADA-compliant sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian ramps throughout the work zone in Elbow Lake.