Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 20, 2018

Road construction projects on Hwy 87 from Frazee to Menahga scheduled for 2020-2022

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has started planning and gathering public feedback on two related construction projects on Highway 87 in the Frazee area:

  • The $16-million rural project, from North River Drive in Frazee to the Becker/Wadena county line, is scheduled to begin in 2021 with some pre-construction work starting in 2020. This project will include robust resurfacing, shoulder widening, and culvert replacements and improvements.
  • The $4.5-million urban project on Highway 87 within the city of Frazee is scheduled to begin in 2022. This project will include resurfacing, improved pedestrian accessibility, installation of a shared-use path, and upgraded city utilities in a portion of Frazee (city cost).

To prepare for the rural project, crews will begin clearing trees and vegetation that’s 65 feet from the center line on both sides of Highway 87 from Frazee to Menahga. This work is required to improve the safety of the right of way, and will start as early as November 2020. The estimated cost of the tree-clearing project is $500,000.

Public open houses pertaining to the projects will be scheduled. Representatives of the project team will be available at these meetings to discuss details, gather public input and answer questions.

For more information on the project, visit http://www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/frazee/. Please contact Tom Pace, MnDOT project manager, at 218-846-3627 or Thomas.Pace@state.mn.us with questions or comments.

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