Motorists on Highway 59 between Winger and Erskine can expect a short-term detour as construction begins May 17. The project will include resurfacing Highway 59 from Winger to Erskine as well as pedestrian improvements in Winger.

Highway 59 will be detoured during the first stage of the project. Motorists on Highway 59 will detour onto Polk County Roads 1 and 8. The detour is expected to be in place mid-May through early June.

Anderson Brothers Construction is the contractor for the $2.64 million project.

This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface as well as improve pedestrian accessibility in Winger. Construction is expected to be complete in July.

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.

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