MANKATO - Motorists are advised that construction is set to begin on Minnesota 91 from Adrian to Russell beginning June 17 with detours for rural segments.

An open house has been set for 4 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Argonne American Legion Post #32, 109 Maine Ave., Adrian. The public is encouraged to attend to learn about the project and the related traffic impacts. MnDOT staff and the contractor will be present to answer questions.

Construction was originally scheduled for 2019 and 2020; however, the contractor has proposed completing the majority of the work in 2019. The work includes bridge replacements and rural box culvert construction that will result in detouring Minnesota 91. Resurfacing will be completed as well as sidewalk and driveway improvements in Adrian and Lake Wilson and additional lighting at rural intersections.

This 45 mile-long construction job completes Minnesota 91 projects planned in both MnDOT District 7 - Mankato (Nobles County) and MnDOT District 8 - Willmar (Murray and Lyon County) and is expected to be complete in October.

More information on the Minnesota 91 projects can be found at www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91/ and www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy91 . The website for the Nobles County project also includes a place to sign up for email updates.