Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Culvert replacements

About this project

  • Replace two metal culverts and an old timber bridge with three box culverts in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties.
  • Work will take place in two stages and require two separate detours for through traffic. The two detours will not be active at the same time.
  • Stage 1: replace culvert west of Kandiyohi CR 7.
  • Stage 1: replace old timber bridge west of Chippewa CR 3.
  • Stage 2: replace culvert east of Hwy 29.

Traffic impacts

Map showing culvert replacement locations on Hwy 40
  • Stage 1 detour in place March 29 to May 4
  • Stage 2 detour in place May 5 to May 21

Project updates

Friday, April 9, 2021

  • First culvert (west of Kandiyohi CR 7) has been installed (see photo)
  • Backfill started on the culvert, but suspended due to rain
  • Weather permitting, crews will complete the first culvert and move to the old wooden bridge site west of Chippewa CR 3 the week of April 12

The first new box culvert is installed just west of CR 7 in Kandiyohi County.