Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 12, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 27 east of Little Falls scheduled to close Sept 19

Detour through early November

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 27 between Little Falls and Pierz may encounter delays as the road closes at Rice Creek, five miles east of Highway 10 in Little Falls, beginning Monday, Sept. 19.

A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 43/Hawthorn Road and County Road 45/Jewel Road. Get map.

All lanes of Highway 27 east of Little Falls will open in early November.

The closure is needed while crews replace the Highway 27 bridge spanning Rice Creek. When complete, the project will result in a safer roadway with wider shoulders, and replace and aging bridge with a new, lower maintenance box culvert bridge.

To learn more about the project and view the detour map, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/2016/h27.

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