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May 30, 2024

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MnDOT to host June 17 open house in Marshall for Highway 59 concrete repair project

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an in-person construction open house on Monday, June 17, to learn about the upcoming Highway 59 concrete repair project south of Marshall and Garvin. The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Marshall City Hall, Council Chambers, 344 W. Main St.

There are no formal presentations and people are invited to stop by at their convenience during open house hours. MnDOT staff and the contractor will be available to answer questions about the construction phase of the project, including the timeline and detours.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation to be present at the open house, call Janet Miller at 800-657-3774 or email janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

Project summary

The project is scheduled to begin July 8 and run through October. The concrete road surface will be repaired on two sections of Highway 59.

  • South of Marshall: Highway 59 from Lyon County Road 6 to Highway 23
  • South of Garvin: Highway 59 from 201st Street to Lyon County Road 14

Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings in Marshall will be upgraded to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

  • Along Highway 19 from the intersection of Highway 23 to the intersection of Tiger Drive
  • Where Highway 59 intersects with Susan Drive and with Boyer Drive

Traffic impacts

A detour will be required to complete the concrete repairs in each section (see attached maps).

  • The section south of Marshall is scheduled to go first and take about five weeks to complete. Traffic will be routed on Highway 23, and County Roads 35 and 6.
  • The section south of Garvin will follow and is scheduled to take about seven weeks to complete. Traffic will be routed on Highway 14 and County Roads 5, 29 and 48.
  • Short term, intermittent intersection closures will take place for ADA improvements and minor detours may be required.
  • Work in both sections may overlap.
  • Construction dates are subject to change depending on weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

Project benefits and cost

Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and enhanced safety for people who walk and bike. Interstate Improvement, Inc., is the contractor, and the project cost is approximately $4.4 million.
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map showing Hwy 59 under construction near Garvin map showing Hwy 59 under construction near Marshall