Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Aug. 29, 2019

Hwy 91 detour near Adrian to begin Sept. 3

MANKATO, Minn. – After several false starts, the detour for the Highway 91 project north of Adrian will begin Tuesday, September 3. The detours are necessary for crews to complete bridge and culvert work.

MnDOT officials recently met with the contractor and have been assured that the bridge and culvert work will begin September 3. 

Highway 91 from Adrian to Lismore traffic will be detoured to Nobles County Roads 35, 15 and 16 for about three weeks.

The construction project includes bridge replacements and rural box culvert construction that requires detouring Highway 91. Resurfacing will be completed as well as sidewalk and driveway improvements in Adrian and Lake Wilson and additional lighting at rural intersections. The expected project completion date remains June, 2020.

This 45 mile-long construction job completes Highway 91 projects planned in both MnDOT District 7 – Mankato (Nobles County) and MnDOT District 8 – Willmar (Murray and Lyon County). More information on the Highway 91 projects can be found at at www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91/ and www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy91 . The website for the Nobles County project also includes a place to sign up for e-mail updates. Central Specialties, Incorporated of Alexandria was awarded the contract with a bid of $18,451,694.