Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 2, 2018

Hwy 78 construction between I 94 interchange near Ashby and Battle Lake begins May 2

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Minnesota Highway 78 between Battle Lake and Interstate 94 interchange near Ashby will encounter road construction on Wednesday, May 2.

Motorists will encounter a detour on Thursday, May 3. The detour route is Highway 210, County Road 35 and I-94 during the culvert work in May. The truck route is Highway 210 and Interstate 94.

For the next two months, crews will resurface 22 miles of Highway 78, replace 10 centerline culverts between Battle Lake and Ashby and add three right turn lanes.

Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface, improved drainage, and increased safety. The estimated cost of the project is $4 million.

For more information on the project, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d4/projects/hwy78/index.html.

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