Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 1, 2018

Hwy 75 project in Pipestone starts Monday, May 7

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 75 project in Pipestone is scheduled to begin Monday, May 7, 2018.  The project includes the resurfacing of Highway 75 from the south intersection of Highway 23 to the intersection of Highway 75/Highway 23 in Pipestone.  A continuous left turn lane will also be constructed.  Pedestrian crossings will be updated along the project are to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.  The total project area is approximately ½ mile in length.  Work will not require a detour, but will be completed under traffic utilizing alternating lane closures.  Motorists should anticipate short delays.

Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface, enhanced safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The project cost is estimated at $1.8 million and is estimated to be complete by mid-June.  Duininck Inc. is the contractor on the project.
For more information on the project visit the project webpage at www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy75pipestone.

In addition to the MnDOT project, the City of Pipestone is planning utility work from Highway 30 to 4th Street NE.  Utility work is also scheduled to begin May 7, 2018 and will require a detour.  Work is anticipated to be completed by May 20, 2018.  Duininck Inc. is the contractor on the project.  The detour routes are:

  • Traveling from the west to the east on Highway 30:  At the intersection of Highway 30/ Hiawatha Ave head north to the intersection of 4th Street NE, then east on 4th Street NE to the junction of Highway 75
  • Traveling from the south on Highway 23:  At the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 30 travel east to the intersection of Highway 30/ Hiawatha Ave.  Head north to the intersection of 4th Street NE, then east on 4th Street NE to the junction of Highway 75.

For questions on the utility project, please contact the city of Pipestone.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.  Remember, orange cones, no phones.  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 statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-14 or visit www.511mn.org.

For additional updates follow us on Twitter @MnDOTsouthwest.

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