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June 28, 2024

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Highway 59 concrete repair project begins July 8

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 59 concrete repair project south of Marshall and south of Garvin begins July 8, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The first project detour, south of Marshall, also begins July 8 when Highway 59 will close from Highway 23 to County Road 6. Maps of the work zones and detour routes are attached and additional information about traffic impacts during the project are detailed below.

Work is expected to end Oct. 18, depending on weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

Project summary
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.
  • Work in both sections may overlap and both detours could be in place at the same time for up to five days.
  • Short term, intermittent intersection closures will take place for ADA improvements and minor detours may be required.
  • Businesses along the project route will be open and accessible.

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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Hwy 59 concrete repair work zone and detour south of Garvin

Hwy 59 detour and work zone south of Marshall