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TRAFFIC AND CONSTRUCTION

A worker witnessed the woman drive through a barricade into the concrete on Seventh Street Northeast in Rochester.
Construction on Highway 200 is tentatively scheduled to begin May 16. In addition to addressing existing pavement concerns, the project also includes shoulder widening, bridge construction, culvert replacement, turn lanes, and other safety and pedestrian accessibility improvements.
Willow Street between Rossman Avenue and Summit Avenue will be closed for approximately three days for well placement.
The “complete streets” project includes resurfacing and reconstructing of the highway, replacing city utilities, and improving pedestrian and bicycle access and accommodations.

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Five major Detroit Lakes roadways are primed for extended closures during the 2022 road construction season. Portions of Willow Street, Frazee, Street, West Lake Drive, Holmes Street and Highland Drive are all expected to be closed at some point.
There is water over the road at mile point 190 to 191, and warning signs have been placed in the area
Becker County has agreed to the settlement; the 13 property owners still have to sign off on what are in effect their own individual agreements, and there are still two property holders continuing to hold out against the project.
This whole tree-clearing plan needs to be shelved. And as soon as possible, new special roadway standards need to be put in place to protect special areas like the Lake Country Scenic Byway. -From the Detroit Lakes Tribune Editorial Board
The streets will be marked with No Parking signs and all vehicles must be moved off the streets prior to 7 a.m. or they will be towed.
The streets will be marked with No Parking signs and all vehicles must be moved off the streets prior to 12:01 am or they will be towed.

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MnDOT says the tree-cutting is necessary to make the highway safer, but opponents say the plan violates the spirit of the state’s scenic byway program, which has included Highway 34 for over 20 years.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to remove trees from the Smoky Hills State Forest before it resurfaces Highway 34 in 2023.
The City of Detroit Lakes will be doing snow rollup starting at midnight tonight (Monday, Jan. 3) and ending at about 9 a.m. Tuesday on South Washington Avenue from Frazee Street to Legion Road, then McKinley Avenue from Frazee Street to Willow Street.

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