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Dec. 3, 2021

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Hwy 12 between Ortonville and Hwy 59 reopens to traffic

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Highway 12, between Ortonville and Highway 59, reopened to all traffic today, Friday, Dec. 3. The roadway has been closed since late May for construction.

Crews will return Spring 2022 to finishing various elements of the project, including turf establishment, complete snow fence installations and install infiltration basins.

For this project, crews resurfaced 26 miles of pavement, widened shoulders, as well as snow trap improvements and replacement of several box culverts between Ortonville and Hwy 59.

MnDOT appreciates the public’s patience, support and commitment to safety during this year’s construction. For more information about the project, visit mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy12.