Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 24, 2017

Hwy 7 project completion date and detour extended to September 22

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Highway 7 project started Monday, June 12. The project includes the resurfacing of Highway 7 from the intersection of US 71/Highway 7 to Clara City (16.4 miles). Due to the extensive resurfacing work the project requires a detour. A map of the current detour is below. The detour was scheduled to be removed September 1, but will be extended to September 22.

Duininck Inc. is the contractor on the project. The total project cost is $6.5 million and includes both the Highway 7 project and roundabout project. For more information on the project visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7hwy71roundabout/ and www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7/.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.  Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.