Project work zones and detours
Summary of work
Originally, MnDOT planned to repair and diamond grind sections of the concrete pavement on Hwy 59 in two locations (see below). Diamond grinding is a process that makes the pavement smoother.
- Hwy 59 from the intersection of Hwy 23 in Marshall to the intersection of Lyon County Road 6 (south of Marshall).
- Hwy 59 from the intersection of Hwy 14 (near Garvin) to just north of the intersection of Hwy 30.
However, the project is being scaled back as crews encountered more repairs than were originally estimated. The roadway had deteriorated from the bottom up in many places and the full extent of repair work wasn't known until crews began removing the old concrete pavement.
MnDOT looked for additional funding options, but not enough funding was available to repair the entire stretch of roadway as originally planned. A future project will be introduced to allocate the funding required to repair the remaining segments. The project has been updated as follows.
Road sections to be fully or partially completed
- Hwy 59 from Hwy 14 to Lyon County Road 14 through Garvin
- Hwy 59 from Lyon County Road 14 to 241st St
- Hwy 59 from Hwy 30 to 201st St
Road sections to be postponed
- Hwy 59 from Hwy 23 in Marshall to Lyon County Road 6
- Hwy 59 from 241st St to 201st St
- Hwy 59 IS CLOSED from Hwy 14 to Hwy 30.
- For everyone's safety, please follow the detour for that route - see map above.
- Homes and businesses located directly on Hwy 59 within the work zone will have access to/from the nearest intersection.
- Reach Lake Shetek using County Road 48 from the detour route.
- Allow extra travel time and expect delays.
September 23, 2021: work is taking place between Hwy 14 and Hwy 30
- Repairs at the railroad crossing began this week.
- Work on the southbound lane and shoulder is scheduled to be completed this week.
- The northbound lane and shoulder work is scheduled to be completed next week.
- The contractor has completed diamond grinding operations (smoothing the pavement surface), except for repairs at the railroad crossing.
- All repair work is scheduled to be finished by the end of next week.
- Remaining work includes:
- Pavement markings
- Erosion control
- Punch list items
- The detour is currently scheduled to be removed October 15.
- The estimated project completion date is currently planned for October 15.