Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 30, 2018

US 71 from Highway 9 to Highway 55 reduced to one lane beginning Sept. 4

WILLMAR, Minn. – Travel on US 71 from Highway 9 to Highway 55 will be reduced to one lane beginning September 4, 2018, as crews work on a resurfacing project which began August 13, 2018. The lane reduction is expected to be in place for up to three weeks.

Flagging operations will be present, with a pilot car directing traffic through the work zone. Motorists should plan for short delays.

A width restriction will also be in place. Vehicles that exceed the twelve-foot limit should seek alternate routes or contact Construction Supervisor Al Setrum at 320-894-7424.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information visit the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy71.

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.