Minnesota Department of Transportation

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July 29, 2020

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U.S. Hwys 59 and 14 slope repair project starts August 3

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a slope stabilization and road embankment repair project on U.S. Highways 59 and 14 beginning Monday, August 3.

The project includes stabilizing slopes and doing road embankment repair work at the following locations on U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 14 in Lyon, Murray and Redwood counties.

  • U.S. Highway 14 near “Mudeking Hill” (south side of highway)
  • U.S. Highway 14 near the Tracy Golf Course
  • U.S. Highway 14 in Revere (north side of highway)
  • U.S. Highway 59 near the Slayton Golf Course (east side of highway)
  • U.S. Highway 59 near Garvin Hills (failures on both sides of highway)

No detour is required for this project; work will be completed under traffic. Drivers may encounter short delays and flagging operations when shoulder and lane closures are required for everyone’s safety.

Crews currently anticipate completing one repair at a time, beginning in Revere and followed by Tracy, Mudeking Hill, Slayton, Garvin Hills.

The project will cost $1.3 million and is scheduled to be complete by September 30, 2020. Please note that the start and end dates, as well as the order of work locations, could change due to unforeseeable circumstances. The contractor is Carl Bolander and Sons, LLC.

Watch for orange cones on this project!

MnDOT asks that travelers always drive with caution, and reminds everyone to: 

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change
  • Watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times 

For updates on the project, please visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy59hwy14slopes.

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