Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 78 Resurfacing/Battle Lake Reconstruction

Hwy 210 in Battle Lake to Hwy 10 in Perham

Current traffic impacts

Hwy 78 Detour routes
Hwy 78 detour routes (Click for larger PDF version - 3.3 MB)


  • Resurfacing is complete between Battle Lake and Perham


  • The Hwy 78 detour between Battle Lake and Ottertail was lifted on Monday, Nov. 4

Work to be completed in spring 2014

  • Pouring concrete in Battle Lake amenity zones. City crews filled the voids with sand for the winter.
  • Paving the rest area parking lots and boat landing lot along Otter Tail Lake.
  • Grooving in permanent striping. Crews have installed temporary striping for the winter.
  • Boring in one culvert north of Rush Lake.

Crews will finish other minor work next year, but any traffic disruptions will be minimal.

Staying Informed

Email Updates

Stay up to date on the status of the project with weekly emails. Click here to sign up for regular updates. The latest information is also available on our weekly update page.

Weekly project meetings

The final public meeting was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Battle Lake City Hall, 108 East Main Street, Battle Lake, Minn.

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

  • ADA-compliant sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian ramps in Battle Lake
  • Rural stretches of Hwy 78 do not require ADA modifications.