Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 75 Realignment Project


Project complete

Hwy 75 flooded near Kent
Hwy 75 flooded at the Whiskey Creek Bridge near Kent in March 2009.

The new Hwy 75 alignment opened in Oct. 2016.

2016 work

  • Bridge construction
  • Connect new roadway to Hwy 75

2016 project impacts

  • Hwy 75 detoured to Wilkin Co Rd 3 and Wilkin Co Rd 26

Realignment elements

  • One mile of current Hwy 75 bypassed
  • New bridge constructed over Whiskey Creek
  • New bridge constructed over the BNSF tracks
  • Roadway will be above the 100-year flood elevation

Cost estimate

  • $9 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.

This project is a realignment of a rural stretch of roadway and does not include any ADA accommodations.