Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 24, 2018

Resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake begins Aug. 29

WILLMAR, Minn. – A resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Paving will occur on Highway 7 from just east of Silver Lake to the junction of Highway 25.

The road will be reduced to one lane and a pilot car will be directing traffic. Motorists should anticipate delays.
Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and extending the life of the pavement.

The project is estimated to cost $3.1 million and to be complete by October 12, 2018.  Central Specialties is the contractor.

For more information on the project visit the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7silverlake.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-14 or visit 511mn.org.