Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 29, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Resurfacing of Hwy 7 and  Hwy 22 begins May 12

Project requires road closure and detour   

WILLMAR, Minn. –Motorists traveling on Hwy 7 and Hwy 22 will encounter a detour beginning Monday, May 12, while crews resurface the Hwys and make intersection improvements at Hwy 22 and 7 from Cosmos to Hutchinson.

Hwy 22 traffic will be detoured onto Hwy 15.   Motorists traveling on Hwy 7 will be detoured via McLeod County Roads 115, 14 and 12.   The detour is scheduled to be in place through the project duration.  (Editor’s note:  See attached detour map). 

Duininck, Inc. is the prime contractor for the $7M project.  The project is scheduled to be completed by late August, weather permitting.

With this project, MnDOT is working to enhance a safe, efficient and effective transportation system and ensure that the transportation system with continue to serve the state for many years.      

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. 

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones