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April 20, 2021

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Hwy 87 between Frazee and Menahga to close May 3 for construction

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Starting Monday, May 3, Highway 87 will close between County Road 29/Birch Avenue in Frazee to Highway 71 in Menahga until October. Crews will begin a reconstruction project from North River Drive in Frazee to the Becker/Wadena County line. Traffic will be detoured to County Road 29/Birch Avenue, Highway 34 and Highway 71.

For this project, crews will reconstruct and resurface 26 miles of pavement, widen shoulders between Frazee and Evergreen, and replace two box culverts east of Frazee. During construction, access to businesses and residences along the work zone will be maintained. Local traffic should watch for flaggers, heavy equipment and traffic control signs, which may change daily depending on where crews are working. Thru-traffic must use the detour route. The detour will add an additional 20 miles to travel, so motorists should plan ahead.

Mark Sand and Gravel Co, based out of Fergus Falls, was awarded the project with a bid of $13.8 million. For more information about the project and to sign up for email updates, visit the project website: mndot.gov/d4/projects/frazee.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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