Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Oct. 14, 2019

Weather extends detour – again - on Hwy 91 project

MANKATO, Minn. — The detour on Hwy 91 from Adrian to Lismore has been extended once again.  The extension is due to weather and wet conditions preventing progress on the project. This section of Hwy 91 will open as soon as adequate pavement can be applied to produce a stable and safe roadway for motorists.

The (stage one) detour between Adrian and Lismore consists of Nobles County Roads 35, 15 and 16.

The second (stage 2) detour between Lismore and Lake Wilson, which consists of Nobles County Road 15, Murray County Road 29 and Hwy 30 was extended to November 1.

Another Highway 91 detour that has been in place throughout the project between Hwy 14 and Russell should be removed by November 1.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation informs the traveling public that Hwy 91 needs to be open by November 15, 2019 or the contractor will be fined a penalty for each day it is not open.

The construction project includes bridge replacements and rural box culvert construction that requires detouring Hwy 91. Resurfacing will be completed as well as sidewalk and driveway improvements in Adrian and Lake Wilson and additional lighting at rural intersections. The expected project completion date is June, 2020.

This 45 mile-long construction job completes Hwy 91 projects planned in both MnDOT District 7 – Mankato (Nobles County) and MnDOT District 8 – Willmar (Murray and Lyon County). More information on the Hwy 91 projects and the detour maps can be found at www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91 and www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy91 . The website for the Nobles County project also includes a place to sign up for email updates.

Central Specialties, Incorporated of Alexandria was awarded the contract with a bid of $18,451,694.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.