Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 8, 2017

Hwy 71 resurfacing work resumes August 21

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 71 resurfacing project started Tuesday, August 8 with the milling of the road surface. The milling portion of the project is now complete and paving operations will start August 21. During this time (Aug. 8-21) road work ahead and uneven lane signs will remain in place. The road will remain open to traffic.

The Highway 71 project includes a micro-mill and overlay. Motorists can expect short delays starting August 21 as traffic will be reduced to one lane during paving. Duininck Inc. is the contractor on the project.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.