Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwys 1, 32 and 59

Thief River Falls

About these projects

combined map of all 8 projects in the Thief River Falls area

Combined map of 2020 projects in Thief River Falls

 

Project updates

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What's happening now

Motorists on Highway 1 in Thief River Falls will continue to use the detour of First Street West during the construction of three roundabouts between Highway 59 and Kinney Avenue.
Businesses in that area will continue to have access through alternative routes,

  • For businesses that were accessed from the frontage road off of Brooks Avenue (Thief River Ford, strip mall with Domino’s, Edward Jones and Nordin Realty) can now be accessed off of Second Street West. Both Ford and the strip mall have their own driveway access.
  • Beginning Monday, June 22, businesses that were accessed from the frontage road off of Barzen Avene (Northwest Homes, NAPA) are also accessed off of Second Street West.
  • Northern Motors, Northwest Auto body, Fleet Supply and UPS have access from Ruby Avenue onto the frontage road. Access from Barzen Avenue will be interrupted while the contractor is installing utilities and completing the grading for the tie in to the roundabout.

MnDOT

Hwy 1 Roundabouts in TRF
  • This week: This project is in Stage 1 and currently removing the surface from Kinney Avenue to Brooks Avenue
  • Next week: Placing underground structure and building subgrade
  • Traffic Impacts: Detour onto 1st St W
Hwy 32 Resurface between TRF and St. Hilaire
  • This week: Concrete removal and placement in St. Hilaire as well as patch removals along Highway 32. Replacing sidewalks as well as curb and gutter in St. Hillaire.
  • Next week: Concrete placement and work on sidewalks, curb and gutter in St. Hilaire. Pavement placements along Highway 32. 
  • Traffic Impacts: Detour beginning on June 15.
    • Motorists will use CR 3, CR 20 and Highway 59.
    • Traffic coming from south headed north, must take detour.
    • From the north, going to hospital can still get through, using flaggers on site. Only able to get to hospital, not further south.
    • Residents will have access maintained
Hwy 1 Resurfacing east of TRF
  • This project is scheduled for August

Pennington County

Hwy 32 Roundabout at CR 8/Mark Blvd
  • This week: Removal of surface and prepare for installation of curb and gutter
  • Next week: Prepare for installation of curb and gutter
  • Traffic Impacts: Continued use of bypass lane
CR 8/Mark Blvd route extension and roundabout
  • This week: Pouring of abutments and construction of the new bridge
  • Next week: Same
  • Traffic Impacts: The intersection at Pennington Ave near Challenger Elementary is currently closed and a detour is in place.
    • Detour onto Greenwood St, Hwy 59 and 140th St NE (See picture below)

Red Lake Watershed

Westside flood damage reduction projects
  • Construct a diversion channel and drainage infrastructure on the west side of TRF. Underground storm sewer will be installed along Barzen Ave and Greenwood St, along with a new sanitary sewer
    • This week: Removal of unsuitable material from the ditch at Barzen Avenue to prep for storm sewer installation. Boring the steel casing pipe through Highway 32 at Greenwood Street for the new force main
    • Next week: Storm sewer installation will continue as well as completion of boring through Highway 32
    • Traffic Impacts: Lane closures along Greenwood St., Oakland park Rd., and Highway 32. Shoulder closure on the north side of Greenwood St. from TH 32 to Oakland Park Rd
  • Replace Hwy 1 culvert west of the intersection with Hwy 59
    • This week:
    • Next week:
    • Traffic Impacts: Once this project begins, motorists will detour onto 190th St NE and CR 14
  • Replace Hwy 32 culvert south of Pennington CR 7
    • This week: Installation of the concrete box culvert
    • Next week: Backfill around the culvert and begin to build the road back up to grade
    • Traffic Impacts: Detour began on June 15. Motorists use CR 3, CR 20 and Highway 59.
      • Traffic coming from south headed north, must take detour.
      • From the north, motorists going to the hospital can still get through, using flaggers on site. However they will not be able to travel further south.
      • Residents will have access maintained

Public involvement