Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 27, 2016

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Hwy 29 reconstruction project in Parkers Prairie begins June 6

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists and pedestrians on Highway 29 in Parkers Prairie will encounter lane shifts starting Monday, June 6, weather permitting.

Crews will begin work on a reconstruction and resurfacing project through the city. The work will address pavement concerns, pedestrian accessibility, utility needs and boulevard improvements.

Key elements of the project include:

  • Resurfacing Highway 29 from just south of Otter Tail County Road 38/46 to just north of State Street
  • Adding a continuous center-left turn lane from Elm Street to Jackson Street
  • Installing continuous sidewalk on Highway 29 from County Road 38/46 to State Street
  • Upgrading storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water systems
  • Enhancing downtown with a Complete Streets concept
  • Constructing a right turn lane at 118th Street just south of Parkers Prairie

Work will begin on the south end of Parkers Prairie near Lake Street, and crews will work north in stages over the construction season.

During the first stage, traffic lanes on Highway 29 will shift to the west and crews will close the intersection with East Lake Street.

Highway 29 will close and traffic will detour to Douglas Avenue in later stages of the project.  Prior to that work, crews will resurface the city street so it can handle the extra traffic.

Central Specialties of Alexandria is the prime contractor for the $4 million project. Work is expected to be complete this fall.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to sign up for weekly email updates about the work through the MnDOT project website: mndot.gov/d4/projects/parkersprairie. Click on “Email Updates” in the “Connect with Us” section.

This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov

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