Shoulder widening, with 8 additional feet on each side of the highway
Centerline and box culvert replacements and improvements
Evergreen to the Becker/Wadena county line
Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
Culvert work and improvements
Highway 87 is closed the thru-traffic. Thru-traffic must use the detour. Only local traffic (those who have a destination within the work zone) will be allowed to enter Highway 87.
Staging and local traffic impacts
The project is broken up into two sections:
Becker/Wadena County Line to Evergreen - Starts May 3, near the county line, working west
Frazee to Evergreen - Starts May 10, near Frazee, working east.
Crews will start on the opposite ends of both sections, moving toward the middle of the project as they work. Several operations will be taking place simultaneously throughout the entire corridor, so stay alert if traveling in the work zone.
What local traffic can expect to encounter during construction:
Daily lane closures in the areas where crews are working
Flaggers directing traffic, and potential pilot cars
Impassable area at the Otter Tail River Bridge. Find alternate route.
Loose gravel along the entire work zone
Public Meeting Recording
Recorded virtual public open house meeting on April 13, 2021.