Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 6, 2018

Detour on Hwy 59 south of Detroit Lakes removed

Highway remains under construction from Willow Street to just south of the county line

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The detour to Becker County Road 17 (Detour A) on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes is being removed today and that portion of the roadway will be re-opened to traffic tonight. The detour was part of a resurfacing project on Highway 59 from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County Line.

Motorists will continue to encounter daily lane closures on Highway 59 as crews complete work under traffic for all four stages of the project.

Hwy 59 project map

A pilot car and flaggers will control traffic in the areas where crews are working. Motorists are urged to slow down in work zones, eliminate distractions and obey traffic control.

Businesses, residents and motorists can view the detour map and keep up to date with the schedule on the project website mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy59dl/. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

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