Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 13, 2018

Temporary detour of Hwy 55/59 railroad crossing in Elbow Lake scheduled for Thursday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists will encounter a temporary detour on Highway 55/59 in Elbow Lake on Thursday, Nov. 15, as railroad crews complete repairs to the crossing.

Traffic will be detoured to County Highway 1/Division Street West, County Road 25/250th Street and Highway 54. The crossing is expected to reopen by 5 p.m., on Thursday, weather permitting.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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