Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 75

Madison to Bellingham

About this project

Map showing Hwy 75 road closure and detour

Traffic impacts

  • Detour (map at right) of Hwy 75 is in place for through traffic
  • Signs placed along the detour route direct local traffic into Bellingham and Madison
  • Flagging operations will be present during resurfacing in Madison

Project updates

Aug. 7, 2020

  • Concrete work continues in Bellingham and Madison
  • Cold-in-place recycling work has been completed
  • Pipe liners will be installed next week

Installing pipes for drainage.

Summary of work

  • Resurface Hwy 75 with cold-in-place recycling plus 3" of new pavement
    • Cold-in-place recycling is a method of removing and reusing the existing asphalt surface
  • Upgrade sidewalks and crosswalks in Bellingham to make them more accessible for everyone
  • Repair and/or replace culverts along the project area
  • Replace guardrail along the project area
  • Extend paved shoulders from 2 feet to 6 feet
  • Apply a chip seal on Hwy 75
    • Chip seals, also referred to as seal coats, protect the pavement, increase skid resistance and extend the life of the road.
    • Although it seems natural to avoid a road that has been recently coated or fixed, the chip sealing is unique in that it does not keep drivers off the road.
    • You can drive on a freshly chip sealed road after it has been swept.
    • A road that has been chip sealed will not be as quiet as new pavement. After a winter of plowing, the vehicle noise will diminish and you will notice that the road will not sound as loud.