Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 5, 2017

Hwy 9 resurfacing, pedestrian accessibility project between Herman, Tintah begins April 10

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 9 between Highway 27 in Herman and Highway 55 near Tintah will encounter intermittent lane closures when a resurfacing and pedestrian accessibility project begins Monday, April 10, weather permitting.

During the first week, traffic impacts will be minimal while crews replace culverts at several approaches and begin constructing pedestrian ramps that comply with the Americans with Disability Act.

Resurfacing work will begin on Highway 9 once spring road restrictions have been lifted.
During that phase of the project, flaggers and pilot cars will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone.

Drivers must obey the flagger and follow the pilot car. Motorists entering the highway from driveways or other roads that intersect with Highway 9 must wait for the pilot car to pass, then follow it through the work zone.

Highway 9 will remain open to traffic for most of the project. However, traffic will be detoured between Herman and Norcross when a large culvert is replaced. Additional information will be released prior to the closure.

Central Specialties of Alexandria is the prime contractor for the $3.8 million project. Work is expected to be complete by June.

The project will result in a smoother, safer ride along 20 miles of Highway 9 and improved pedestrian accessibility in Tintah and Norcross.

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