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Highway 59 detour south of I-94 began May 20

DETROIT LAKES – Motorists on Highway 59 between Interstate 94 and Elbow Lake will encounter a detour and possible delays when a road resurfacing project began May 20, weather permitting.

During the project Highway 59 will close, and motorists will use a detour.

Southbound traffic from I-94 will detour onto Exit 55, the Wendell Road. The detour will follow Otter Tail County Road 1/Grant County Road 11, Grant County Road 1/25 and Highway 54 to Elbow Lake.

Northbound traffic from Elbow Lake will detour south on Highway 54, west on Grant County Road 1/25 and north on Grant County Road 11/Otter Tail County Road 1 to I-94. 

Residents who live within the road closure will be allowed to use Highway 59 during the project. 

The road work is expected to be complete by early July, weather permitting.

When the project is complete, motorists will notice a smoother, safer ride along 16 miles of Highway 59.

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