MnDOT to start preparation for Highway 200 construction project

MnDOT to start preparation for Highway 200 construction project

January 7, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/7/21)

(Walker, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be in the early stages of clearing trees and vegetation on Highway 200 starting January 18th.

The projects will span within the state right of way of Highway 200 between Highway 371 and Highway 84 to prepare for the construction project on Highway 200 set to begin in April of this year. MnDOT plans to resurface the 15 mile stretch of Highway 200, widen shoulders, add turn lanes, and replace two box culverts at Bag Creek and Cedar Creek. 

As the project will run from January 18th to March 8th, residents and property owners along the highway are reminded to remove any right-of-way encroachments, or risk damage and/or removal by the contractor. Mailboxes are fire numbers are exempt and do not need to be removed or relocated. Motorists through the area should slow down and use caution on Highway 200 during these maintenance operations.

Highway 200 will be closed to through traffic during construction, but will remain open for local traffic for most of the project. There will be short-term closure during the box culvert installation portion of the project.

Join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group or visit the project page on construction road conditions, and other transportation related topics. For real time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.