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Input meeting to be held Oct. 6 on frontage road west of town

The city of Detroit Lakes is hosting a neighborhood meeting Oct. 6 to talk about plans to put a service road from downtown to the west side of town.

Community Development Director Larry Remmen said the city is hosting the meeting to "talk about how to get access from the downtown out to the commercial area west of town without necessarily having to get on the highway to do it."

He said people have been able to see the benefit of a frontage road from downtown to East Shore Drive with the Highway 10 realignment.

"We're trying to look at how we can have that kind of convenience going the other direction," he added.

This issue is just a portion of a study being done for several potentially problematic areas around the outskirts of the city. The study has been in partnership with the city, Becker County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The neighborhood meeting is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Council Chamber. A brief presentation will be made at 5:45.

The original study, completed by study consultant HR Green, includes eight areas needing transportation solutions.

The general areas include access management on Highway 10 and Highway 59, the future of Airport Road, and the intersection of Highway 59 and Willow Street and Highway 59 and County Road 22.

The study area centers on Highway 59 and the development of a road from downtown, west of town, which is what will be the highlight of the Oct. 6 meeting.

Routes being considered are Main Street, West Avenue and Holmes Street.

Comments and suggestions will be welcomes at the meeting.

For more information on the project, visit MnDOT's website at