Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 4, 2017

Overnight closure of Hwy 79 near Evansville set for Aug. 7-8

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Highway 79 under Interstate 94 near Evansville will close to all traffic the nights of Aug. 7 and 8.

The highway closure is necessary so crews can remove the eastbound I-94 bridge deck over the roadway. The highway will close at 9 p.m. each evening and will reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Detours will direct traffic around the closure. The interstate ramps at Highway 79 and I-94 will remain open.

The work is part of the I-94 resurfacing and bridge deck replacement project underway between the Evansville and Garfield exits.

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