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Aug. 9, 2023

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Temporary detour of Hwy 55/59 railroad crossing in Elbow Lake scheduled for Aug. 15-17

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists will encounter a temporary detour on Highway 55/59 in Elbow Lake starting at 7:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Railroad crews will be completing repairs at the crossing.

Traffic will be detoured to County Highway 1/Division Street West, County Road 25 and County Road 54.

Weather permitting, the work will take approximately three days to complete, and Highway 55/59 is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.