Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 22, 2017

Hwy 7 resurfacing project complete

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Highway 7 resurfacing project started Monday, June 12. It included the resurfacing of Highway 7 from the intersection of US 71 and Highway 7 near Blomkest to Clara City (16.4 miles). The project is now complete. There is some minor work left to complete, but the detour will be removed by 5:30 pm today, Sept. 22 and the road will opened to traffic.

A roundabout is being constructed at the intersection of Highway 7 and US 71. The intersection of US 71 and Highway 7 is open to traffic.

Duininck Inc. is the contractor on both projects. The total project cost is $6.5 million and includes both the Highway 7 and roundabout project. For more information on the project visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7hwy71roundabout/ and www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7/.

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.