Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 19, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Daylong detour scheduled for Hwy 19 near Morton on August 29


Willmar, Minn.  – Motorists in Renville County will encounter a daylong detour of Hwy 19 between Morton and Franklin on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The detour follows Hwy 71 to County Road 2 and County Road 5, then Hwy 19.

The detour is needed for the University of Minnesota to conduct load testing research on the prestressed concrete beam bridges in the area. Two other bridges across the state will also be tested.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For statewide travel information visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.




Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones