Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 59, 108 - Pelican Rapids Complete Streets Project

Pelican Rapids

Hwy 59 closed between Pelican River bridge and 5th Ave SE. Bring your questions to our weekly public meetings on Wednesdays, noon to 12:30 p.m., at the Pelican Rapids Library!

Current traffic impacts

  • View the Construct tab for project progress, staging information and maps
  • Highway 59 CLOSED between the Pelican River bridge and 5th Avenue SE for Stage 1A & 1B of project
  • Pelican Rapids businesses are OPEN during construction. Use in-town detours to navigate around construction and check in with your destination for best ways to access them.

Project details

Pelican Rapids construction location
Pelican Rapids Complete Streets

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is partnering with the City of Pelican Rapids for the 2024 resurfacing and reconstruction project on Highways 59 and 108 in Pelican Rapids.

The project will address pavement concerns, pedestrian accessibility (ADA) requirements and storm sewer needs. As part of this project, the City of Pelican Rapids will be replacing up to 25 blocks of city utilities.

In 2019, the City of Pelican Rapids worked with MnDOT and PartnerSHIP 4 Health to conduct a planning study ahead of MnDOT's design phase. The planning study helped aid the City of Pelican Rapids in applying for Transportation Alternative grants in 2020.

Based on feedback gathered from the public throughout 2020 and 2021 a series of proposed improvements have been developed for Highway 59 and 108 through Pelican Rapids. In November 2021 the City Council voted in favor of partnering with MnDOT on the 2024 Complete Streets project

Key project elements

  • Resurface Hwys 59 and 108 in Pelican Rapids
  • Utility replacement
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Bicycle & ADA accessibility upgrades
  • Construct roundabouts at the two intersections of Highway 59 and Highway 108.

 

New roundabout Highway 59 and Highway 108 intersection.
Rendering of Hwy 59 and Hwy 108 West looking southwest.

New roundabout Highway 59 and Highway 108 intersection.
Rendering of Hwy 59 and Hwy 108 East looking east.

Hwy 59/108 Complete Streets Project Pelican Rapids 360 degree project tour.
360 degree project tour

Recorded virtual public open house overview for the Pelican Rapids Complete Streets