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U.S. 59 to Iowa border detour removed

WORTHINGTON -- The detour for U.S. 59 from Minnesota 60 to Iowa 9 was removed late Tuesday. Motorists are advised to use caution as some minor finishing work remains, including permanent striping.

WORTHINGTON --  The detour for U.S. 59 from Minnesota 60 to Iowa 9 was removed late Tuesday. Motorists are advised to use caution as some minor finishing work remains, including permanent striping.

The U.S. 59 detour had been in place since April 25 for crews to complete long-term repair work north of the state line.

The project included reclaiming the entire pavement and placing a new surface that will last around 20 years and replacing most of the culverts, which were about 70 years old and in poor condition.

Knife River Corp. was awarded the project with a bid of $2,427,897.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .

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