Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 87

Frazee to the Becker/Wadena county line

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Construction details

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) are allowed to enter Highway 87.

Map shows Highway 87 closed between Frazee and the Becker/Wadena County Line, just west of Menahga. Detour follows CR 29, Hwy 34 and Hwy 71.
Hwy 87 Frazee to Menahga

Staging and local traffic impacts

The project is broken up into two sections:

  1. Becker/Wadena County Line to Evergreen - Now complete! Section still remains closed to thru-traffic.
  2. Frazee to Evergreen

Several operations are 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 in Frazee. Find alternate route.
  • Starting July 19, impassable area at culvert site west of County Road 33/115. Find alternate route.
  • Loose gravel along the entire work zone

Project information

In 2021, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will complete a project on Highway 87 from Frazee to the Becker/Wadena county line.

Project details

Frazee to Menahga

North River Drive in Frazee to Evergreen
  • Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
  • Shoulder widening, with 8 additional feet on each side of the highway
  • Centerline and box culvert replacements and improvements
Project map for pavement resurfacing and shoulder widening for Highway 87 from Frazee to Evergreen
Completed: Evergreen to the Becker/Wadena county line
  • Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
  • Culvert work and improvements

Project map for pavement resurfacing from Evergreen to the Becker/Wadena county line