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July 11, 2022

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Hwy 71 bridge work moves to the north end of Browerville

BAXTER, Minn. – Highway 71 is closed to all traffic on the north end of Browerville between 11th Street and 12th Street to replace the double box bridge over Harris Creek. Highway 71 remains detoured to through traffic between Clarissa and Browerville until early August.

Highway 71 is accessible to locals on the south end of Browerville. The Drayer Creek bridge between Front Street and First Street is installed.

Through traffic detours along Todd County Road 11 north of Clarissa to Todd County Road 14/W Miltona Road, back to Highway 71 south of Browerville.

Highway 71 remains open to those who live, work or visit areas within the detoured area; however, for the safety of Browerville residents, through traffic must use the detour and refrain from use of local roads.

For more information, contact Construction Project Manager Matt Indihar at mindihar@wsbeng.com or 218-341-3614; or visit the Highway 71 web page at mndot.gov/d3/projects/2021/h71.

When complete, the $1.4 million project will reduce overall maintenance costs and improve drainage through Browerville.

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