The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be completing a resurfacing project on Highway 34, from Becker County Road 29 to west of Osage, County Road 26/47 (old MN225). This project is scheduled for construction in 2023.
In preparation for that project, MnDOT is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to complete selective logging within the state right of way on the south side of Highway 34 from west of Snellman to the Shell River, and potentially on the north side of the highway in three locations near Toad Lake. That work is tentatively scheduled to start in the Fall of 2021.
In the winter of 2022, trees and vegetation will be cleared from the remaining portion of the future project, from County Road 29 to west of Snellman. All of this work will take place in the state highway right of way. Learn more about MnDOT's Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Plan.
Key project elements
- Selective tree logging in right of way
- Resurface (reclaim)
- Culvert replacements
- Bridge replacement at Shell River
Future traffic impacts
- During logging: shoulder closures, potential lane closures
- During construction: potential detour