The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding an open house that may affect a route for thousands of central Minnesota drivers. If you travel Highway 15 between St. Augusta and Kimball, you’re invited to attend an open house about a major road project that will reconstruct Highway 15 in this area.
The DOT says Highway 15 will be closed to through traffic for about three months, however all businesses and residences will be accessible throughout the project.
The project and the detour will begin late-April and all lanes will open late-July, 2019. The schedule is weather dependent.
Attendees will be able to learn about the project’s schedule, work to be performed, detour and traffic plans and take home project information. A project layout will be on display. A presentation is not planned, and you can come and go at any time of the open house.
The open house will be held Tuesday, March 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Maine Prairie Township Hall, located at the Highway 15/Dellwood Road intersection.
Here is a link to the project site, as well as how to stay informed of changes.
The project will reconstruct Highway 15 between County Road 136 in St. Augusta and Highway 55 in Kimball, replace or repair underground culverts, install new mumble strips and improve accessibility at the Highway 15/County Road 47/County Road 136 intersection in St. Augusta. When complete, the project will improve the ride along 12 miles of Highway 15, with improved drainage, safety and accessibility.