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Highway 75 resurfacing to start Monday

Motorists will experience delays due to detours while traveling on Highway 75 when a resurfacing project between Ortonville and Graceville begins Monday.

The project is one of nearly 100 Minnesota road and bridge projects that will be funded with $502 billion in federal economic stimulus dollars.

Highway 75 through traffic will be detoured between Ortonville and Clinton using Highway 12, Big Stone County Road 21 and Big Stone County Road 6 for approximately three weeks.

A second Highway 75 detour between Clinton and Graceville will begin upon the removal of the first detour. Through traffic will be detoured using Big Stone County Road 6, Big Stone County Road 21 and Big Stone County Road 28 for approximately five weeks.

Following each detour, crews will finish paving the detoured section under traffic. The work will require lane closures with flaggers and pilot cars guiding motorists through the work zone.

Work on the project will occur Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, and is scheduled to be completed in mid-July, weather permitting.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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