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May 9, 2022

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Hwy 200 to close between Mahnomen and Roy Lake for construction starting May 16

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Starting Monday, May 16, Hwy 200 will close between Mahnomen and Roy Lake for road construction. Traffic will be detoured to Hwy 59, Hwy 113 and County Road 39.

This year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, in coordination with White Earth Nation, will complete shoulder widening along Hwy 200 from the Wild Rice River east of Mahnomen to Roy Lake. In addition to widening, the project also includes bridge replacement, pavement repairs, culvert replacements, turn lanes, and other safety and pedestrian accessibility improvements.

From May 16 through August, Hwy 200 will close as contractor crews replace the bridge at Twin Lakes Creek. During the bridge replacement, Hwy 200 will be impassable at the bridge site. Local traffic – those who have a destination within the work zone – will need to take the detour or find an alternate route around the bridge.

Shoulder-widening operations will begin on the east end near Roy Lake, moving west. Local traffic can expect lane closures in the areas where crews are working. Throughout the duration of construction, driveway access will be maintained.

Gladen Construction Inc, based in Laporte, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $13.5 million project. For more information about the project, visit mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy200.

MnDOT is hosting a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m., to share information about the project and upcoming construction. A formal presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by time for questions. To learn more about the project and for a link to the virtual meeting on May 10, visit mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy200. Those without internet access can call 1-855-282-6330 to join the meeting. Meeting access code is 2498 675 9284. For those unable to attend the meeting, a recording of the presentation will be posted to the MnDOT project webpage, with an opportunity to submit questions or comments online.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, such as an ASL or spoken language interpreter, or need documents in an alternate format, such as braille or large print, please contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or email ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

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