Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 23, 2020

Road construction in Starbuck starts May 4

Motorists will see short-term road closures, detours

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —On Monday, May 4, road construction begins in the city of Starbuck. The project includes resurfacing and reconstruction of Highways 28, 29 and 114 in the city of Starbuck, city utility replacements, sidewalk improvements and pedestrian accessibility upgrades.

Motorists will first encounter lane closures and short-term road closures on West First Street and Highway 29 south, as crews connect the new city utilities that were installed last year on First Street to the existing utility lines, as well as resurface West First Street. Once that work is completed, Highway 29 south will close to thru-traffic.

Construction will take place in three stages with changing detours on local roads. The first stage of construction will focus on Highway 29 south from the main intersection of Highway 28, 29 and 114 to West First Street. The detour will be Wollan Street and West First Street, and is expected to last until end of June.

Second stage construction will take place on Highway 28 from John Street to the main intersection; and Highway 114 from 10th Street to the main intersection. Depending on direction, traffic will be detoured to John Street, West Sixth Street, Abercrombie Street and East Eighth Street until August.

The third stage of construction will take place on Highway 29 east of the main intersection to Teigen Street, with a detour to County Road 24 and Highway 114.

A truck detour will be in place until the completion of the project in October, as the local roads cannot safely accommodate the larger truck traffic. Depending on the direction, trucks will be rerouted to County Road 3, County Road 24, Highway 104, County Road 18 and County Road 1.

Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

Central Specialties, Inc., of Alexandria was awarded the project with a bid of $7.6 million.

For more information and detour maps, and to sign up for project email updates, visit the project website: mndot.gov/d4/projects/starbuck.

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