Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 22, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 59 from Highway 60 to Iowa border detour removed

MANKATO, Minn. –   The detour for Highway 59 from Highway 60 to Iowa Highway 9 was removed late yesterday, June 21.  Motorists are advised to use caution as some minor finishing work remains, including permanent striping.

The Highway 59 detour had been in place since April 25 for crews to complete long-term repair work north of the state line.

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

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

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