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June 6, 2022

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Hwy 71 detours June 13 through August for bridge work in Browerville

Baxter, Minn. — Motorists who travel on Hwy 71 through Todd County will encounter a detour from north of Clarissa to south of Browerville as bridge work begins the week of June 13, 2022.

Hwy 71 will close to through traffic and detour along Todd County Road 11 north of Clarissa to Todd County Road 14/W Miltona Road, back to Hwy 71 south of Browerville. The road will be open to those who live, work or visit areas within the detoured area between County Road 11 and County Road 14; however, for the safety of Browerville residents, through traffic must use the detour and refrain from use of city streets.

Workers will only close and replace one double box bridge at a time. They will begin on the south end and close Hwy 71 between Front Street and First Street to replace the Drayer Creek bridge. In July, they will close Highway 71 on the north end between 11th Street and 12th Street to replace the Harris Creek bridge.

Hwy 71 will be accessible on the north end of town during Browerville Heritage Days the weekend of June 24-26.

Highway 71 will reopen by late August. For more information, contact MnDOT Construction Project Manager Matt Indihar at mindihar@wsbeng.com or 218-341-3614; or visit the Hwy 71 web page at mndot.gov/d3/projects/2021/h71.

Landwehr Construction, St. Cloud, is the prime contractor for the $1.4 million project to reduce overall maintenance costs and improve drainage through Browerville.

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