Shoulder widening, with 8 additional feet on each side of the highway
Centerline and box culvert replacements and improvements
Evergreen to the Becker/Wadena county line
Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
Culvert work and improvements
Highway 87 will be detoured throughout construction, starting on May 3. Thru-traffic must use the detour. Only local traffic (those who have a destination within the work zone) will be allowed to enter Highway 87.
Staging and local traffic impacts
The project is broken up into two stages/sections:
Evergreen to the Becker/Wadena County Line - Starts May 3
Frazee to Evergreen - Starts May 10
Crews will start on the east end of both stages, working west. Several operations will be taking place simultaneously throughout the entire corridor, so stay alert if traveling in the work zone.
What local traffic can expect to encounter during construction:
Daily lane closures in the areas where crews are working
Flaggers directing traffic, and potential pilot cars
Impassable area at the Otter Tail River Bridge. Find alternate route.
Loose gravel along the entire work zone
Public Meeting Recording
Recorded virtual public open house meeting on April 13, 2021.