Friday, May 29, 2015

Highway 10 traffic switch in Detroit Lakes begins June 1

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 10 on the west side of Detroit Lakes will encounter a traffic shift Monday, June 1, weather permitting. All traffic will move to the north side of the highway with a single lane in each direction.

Businesses along the adjacent frontage road will remain accessible through temporary median crossings. Those crossing locations will shift throughout the project.

Delays on Highway 10 are likely this summer, particularly on Friday and Sunday afternoons as people travel between Fargo-Moorhead and the lakes area. Motorists should consider alternate routes to avoid delays.

The overall project will result in several improvements to the transportation system in the Detroit Lakes area. Key elements include:
·         Resurfacing of Highway 10 from the Detroit Lakes airport to Highway 59
·         Reconstructing and realigning the frontage road along Highway 10 and Highway 59 (including a multi-use trail)
·         Constructing a bridge on Highway 59 to connect an extension of Holmes Street with the new frontage road system

This project helps ensure Minnesota’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Learn how MnDOT works to meet the public’s needs and get the most from every dollar at Get Connected (

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