Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

January 25, 2014

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Detour on Highway 7 and Highway 59 near Montevideo begins Feb. 3

Bridge replacement requires road closure  

WILLMAR, Minn. –Motorists traveling on Highway 7 and Highway 59 near Montevideo will encounter a detour beginning Monday, Feb. 3, to allow crews to replace the bridge over the Chippewa River.

Traffic will be detoured onto Chippewa County Road 15. The detour will be in place until the project is completed.  (See attached detour map for more details).  MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution in a work zone and reminds them never to enter a roadway that has been blocked with barricades or cones. 

Redstone Construction Company of Mora, MN is the prime contractor for the $2.26M project.  The project is scheduled to be completed by late June, weather permitting.

Motorists will experience a smoother and safer road surface when the project is complete.

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