Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Highway 59 culvert replacement project begins Sept. 2

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 59 between Callaway and Mahnomen will experience lane closures and delays starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, during a culvert replacement project.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane while work is in progress. The project is expected to take up to three weeks.

Crews will use a temporary signal to allow one lane of traffic to move through the work zone at a time. 

Gladen Construction of Laporte is the prime contractor for this project.

This culvert project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

The project is separate from the Highway 59 paving work between Detroit Lakes and the Buffalo River north of Callaway, which will also extend through mid-September.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. A new law that went into effect Aug. 1 raised the fine to $300 for motorists who speed through a work zone or who do not obey work zone flaggers’ traffic directions.

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