Roadwork ahead: Two projects on different parts of Highway 27 start MondayTwo major road construction projects will begin in the Douglas County area next week.
Two major road construction projects will begin in the Douglas County area next week.
On Monday, crews will begin installing a traffic signal on Highway 27 West at the intersection of the westbound Interstate 94 exit and entrance ramps, and County Road 45.
Motorists may experience short-term lane closures as crews install the vehicle detector loops in the roadway.
The $182,000 project should be completed in early September. It’s one of nearly 100 state road and bridge projects that will be funded with $502 million in federal economic stimulus dollars.
Motorists will also need to be prepared for delays on Highway 27 East from the Douglas/Todd County line east of Osakis to Highway 71 as a $2.4 million road preservation project will also begin Monday.
Crews will resurface the roadway, including shoulders, and install or repair culverts and guardrails. Traffic will be single-lane through the work zone controlled by a pilot car and flaggers.
Work will be done Monday through Friday during daylight hours and occasionally on Saturday.
A three-week detour also will be in effect on Highway 27 from Todd County Highway 51 to Todd County Highway 11. The detour will be via Todd County Highway 51, Todd County Highway 2 and Todd County Highway 11.
The short-term closure is needed to allow crews to raise the level of the roadway in the Faille Lake area and replace culverts. Once the detour is lifted, lane closures may continue as crews continue with paving operations.
The project is slated to be complete by mid-September.