Detour for Minnesota 86 at Lakefield begins Monday

Crews will reconstruct more than a mile of the highway.

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MANKATO — Motorists traveling on Minnesota 86 through Lakefield can expect a detour beginning Monday, as crews begin reconstruction on 1.3 miles of the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project will include grading, pavement, utility replacement, lighting, drainage, and sidewalk reconstruction.

Minnesota 86 through Lakefield will be closed during construction and traffic detoured. Local access will be maintained for local residents and businesses. Visit the project website for detour information. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-November.

Benefits of the project includes improved pedestrian accommodations, updated utilities, smoother road surfaces and increased safety along the corridor.

R & R Excavating, Inc. was awarded the project with a bid of $8,295,538.92.

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