Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Culvert replacements

About this project

  • Replace two metal culverts and an old timber bridge with concrete box culverts in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties.
  • Work will take place in two stages and require two separate detours for through traffic.
  • Stage 1: replace culvert west of Kandiyohi CR 7.
  • Stage 1: replace old timber bridge west of Chippewa CR 3.
  • Stage 2: replace culvert east of Hwy 29.

Traffic impacts

Map showing culvert replacement locations on Hwy 40
  • Stage 1 detour in place March 29 to May 13
  • Stage 2 detour in place May 10 to May 21

Project updates

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • First box culvert (west of Kandiyohi CR 7) has been installed and backfilled.
  • The second box culvert (west of Chippewa CR 3, see photo below) has been installed and backfilled.
  • The roadway at the first two sites has been paved the the Stage 1 detour is lifted.
  • The final culvert (east of Hwy 29) has been installed and backfilling will occur as weather permits.
  • Only the Stage 2 detour is in effect.

The new concrete box culvert west of Chippewa CR 3.