Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 28, 2019

Temporary closure on Highway 75 in Halstad begins Aug. 30

Highway 75 to close between Highway 200 and First Street

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A brief closure of Highway 75 between Highway 200 and First Street will be in place beginning Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 a.m. and last until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. The closure will allow crews to pave the eight foot shoulder on the east side of the road.

Access to local businesses and residents will be maintained throughout the project. Access to the Back Forty Bar and Grill, as well as Fredrick-Ganje Funeral Home, will be maintained from Hwy 75, south of Halstad.

The overall detour for motorists traveling Highway 75 is:

  • Halstad- County Roads 10, 19 and 21
  • Hendrum- County Roads 4, 25, 39

You can learn more about the project activities and timelines by attending the upcoming public meetings, which take place on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

  • Hendrum- (Sept. 3 and 17) at the Civic Center/Fire Hall, 308 Main Street East
  • Halstad- (Sept. 10 and 24) at the Legion Recreation Center, 580 Second Avenue West

The Highway 75 projects in Halstad and Hendrum also feature:

  • Highway grade raise
  • Concrete resurfacing
  • Construction of turn lanes
  • Installation of highway lighting
  • Sidewalk replacement
  • Pedestrian accessibility improvements
  • Culvert replacement
  • Storm sewer, curb and gutter upgrades

Spruce Valley Corporation is the contractor for the $8 million project. It is expected to last through November, weather permitting. Visit the website for additional details and detour maps at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2019/hwy75-hendrum-halstad.

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