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)

Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures on Highway 78 between Battle Lake and Perham while crews complete work on last fall’s resurfacing and downtown Battle Lake reconstruction project.

Striping work between Perham and Battle Lake began last week.

Additionally, the following work will begin in early May:

  • Pouring concrete amenity zones within Battle Lake
  • Paving the rest area parking lots and boat landing lot along Otter Tail Lake
  • Making minor pavement repairs between Perham and Battle Lake

All work is expected to be complete by mid-May.

Crews will finish other minor work, as well, but any traffic disruptions will be minimal.

Staying Informed

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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.