DETROIT LAKES - Beginning Monday, state Highway 28/29 from Glenwood to Starbuck will be closed as crews begin road construction.

According to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, traffic will be detoured to Highway 29 south of Starbuck, Pope County Road 18 and Highway 104.

Crews will resurface, widen shoulders, and construct a bypass lane at Pope County Road 24 and left turn lanes at Golf Course Road. The project is expected to be completed by early July, weather permitting.

MnDOT said access to businesses and residences along the work zone will be maintained during construction, and school bus operations should not be affected. Local traffic should watch for directional signs, which may change daily depending on where crews are working. Through traffic must use the detour route.

Riley Bros Construction, based in Morris, is the prime contractor for the $6.2 million project.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the project website at