Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 10, 2019

Highway 75 open to traffic in Hendrum beginning October 14

Detour remains in Halstad

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today Highway 75 will be open to traffic through Hendrum to Highway 200 beginning October 14. Motorists will still use the signed detour around Halstad as work continues on the south. Crews continue to work on sidewalks in both Hendrum and Halstad. Motorists are advised to drive safely in works zones and watch for construction crews.

The overall detour for motorists traveling Highway 75 is:

  • Halstad- County Roads 10, 19 and 21
  • Hendrum- Hwy 75 open to Hwy 200

The upcoming public meetings will take place Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

  • Hendrum- (October 15, 29) at the Civic Center/Fire Hall, 308 Main Street East
  • Halstad- (October 22) at the Legion Recreation Center, 580 Second Avenue West

The projects also feature:

  • Highway grade raise
  • Concrete resurfacing
  • Construction of turn lanes
  • Installation of highway lighting
  • Sidewalk replacement
  • Pedestrian accessibility improvements
  • Culvert replacement
  • Storm sewer, curb and gutter upgrades

Spruce Valley Corporation is the contractor for the $8 million project. It is expected to last through November, weather permitting. Visit the website for additional details and detour maps at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2019/hwy75-hendrum-halstad.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites and encourages participation by all. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the programs, services and activities we provide. If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, such as an ASL or spoken language interpreter, or need documents in an alternate format, such as braille or large print, please contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or e-mail ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.