Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 75

Madison to Bellingham

About this project

map of project area and detour
Hwy 75 project area and detour (click to enlarge)

Summary of work

  • Resurfacing (cold-in-place recycle) with 3" overlay of Hwy 75
    • Cold-in-place recycling is a method of removing and reusing the existing asphalt surface.
  • Sidewalk and pedestrian improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards in Bellingham
  • Culvert lining
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Enlargment of paved shoulder from 2 feet to 6 feet
  • Chip seal of 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.

Traffic impacts

Upcoming traffic impacts

  • Detour (map above) of Hwy 75