Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 15, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 59 from Hwy 60 to Iowa border detoured beginning April 25

Two month project to preserve deteriorating Highway 59

MANKATO, Minn. –  Motorists can expect a detour on Highway 59 from Highway 60 to the Iowa Highway 9 beginning April 25 as crews begin to long-term repair work north of the state line.

Traffic will be detoured to Iowa Highway 9 and Highway 60 for about two months.

The project includes reclaiming the entire pavement and placing a new surface that will last around 20 years and replacing most of the culverts, which are about 70 years old and in poor condition.

Knife River Corporation was awarded the project with a bid of $2,427,897.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .

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