Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 29, 2019

Highway 91 detours change in Murray and Lyon County today

MANKATO, Minn. — The detour on Highway 91 from Highway 14 to Highway 23 in Lyon County will be removed and a new Highway 91 detour in Murray County north of Lake Wilson will begin at some point during the day, today, October 29 and remain until mid-November.

The new Highway 91 detour in Murray County between County Road 10 and County Road 20 is necessary for the contractor to replace three culverts.

The detour between Highway 14 and Highway 23 is being removed as the bridge has been replaced just south of the DM&E railroad.

Two other Highway 91 detours in Nobles County remain until adequate pavement can be applied to produce a stable and safe roadway for motorists. The detour between Adrian and Lismore consists of Nobles County Roads 35, 15 and 16. The detour between Lismore and Lake Wilson consists of Nobles County Road 15, Murray County Road 29 and Highway 30.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation informs the traveling public that Highway 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 Highway 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 Highway 91 projects planned in both MnDOT District 7 – Mankato (Nobles County) and MnDOT District 8 – Willmar (Murray and Lyon County). More information on the Highway 91 projects and the detour maps can be found at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91 and mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy91. The website for the Nobles County project also includes a place to sign up for e-mail updates.

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

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