Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 7, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Concrete repair work on Hwy 71 to be completed Monday

WILLMAR, Minn. –   The Highway 71 detour from Blomkest to Olivia will be removed and the road opened to traffic on Monday, Oct. 10.  The Highway 71 concrete repair project from Blomkest to Olivia began September 15.  This project is part of the 2016 district wide concrete repair projects.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.  Remember orange cones, no phones.  Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511.  For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-1 or visit www.511mn.org/.

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