Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 59, 108 - Pelican Rapids Complete Streets Project

Pelican Rapids

Current traffic impacts

Detour map for the Stage 1A-1C section of the Hwy 59, Hwy 108 reconstruction project in Pelican Rapids
Detour map for Stage 1A-1C closure, effective June 25!
  • Highway 59 closed from Fifth Avenue NW, including the Highway 108 west intersection, to Fifth Avenue SE (in front of the school).
    • Highway 108 east/W Mill is open for cross street traffic. Follow in-town detour routes or thru-traffic routes to avoid in-town backups.
  • REMINDER: Please keep off any concrete that's blocked by ribbon/tape, barriers, cones, etc. Any disturbed concrete will have to be removed and replaced. Your cooperation is essential and appreciated!

Detours and navigation

  • Traveling in town? Use in-town detours to navigate around construction.
  • Thru-traffic and truck detours vary depending on direction of travel and vehicle weight. See map below! If you don't have a destination in-town, please stick to the thru-traffic routes.
  • Businesses are OPEN! Check in with your destination to determine the best way to get to them. To access businesses on the northeast side of town, please use Fifth Avenue NE.

Have questions? Bring your questions to an upcoming in-person meeting:

  • Join us at the Public Library each Wednesday, noon to 12:30 p.m., for weekly in-person construction updates. *Meeting subject to change based on interest and attendance.

Construction schedule

Thru-traffic and truck detour map for the Hwy 59, Hwy 108 reconstruction project in Pelican Rapids, all four routes
Thru-traffic and truck detours

Construction will be completed in phases, starting in April 2024 through Fall 2025. Most work in 2024 will be focused on the Highway 59 corridor, and in 2025 crews will switch to working on Highway 108. All work and schedules are weather dependent.

Current stages in progress:

  • Stage 1A (Hwy 59, from bridge to 4th Ave SE)
  • Stage 1B (Hwy 59, from 4th Ave SE to 5th Ave SE)
  • Stage 1C (Hwy 59, from bridge through Hwy 108 west to 3rd Ave NW)
  • View all project staging maps. Subject to change.

Stay informed

You can sign up for project email updates, or submit questions or comments at any time by either using the comment form on the project home page, or by contacting a MnDOT representative directly by email or phone.

Other ways to stay in-the-know locally: