US 59 concrete repair project in Murray, Lyon counties begins July 22
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will repair two sections of concrete pavement on U.S. Highway 59 in Lyon and Murray counties beginning July 22. Separate detours will be in place for repair work at each location. The first detour (for US 59 from US 14 to Hwy 30) starts July 22 to allow workers to locate repairs in a safe environment. Crews will begin making repairs the week of July 26.
The project includes removing and replacing deteriorated concrete. The road surface will also be refinished using a process known as diamond grinding. Diamond grinding is like using sandpaper on wood in that it provides a smoother surface and as a result, a quieter ride.
In south Lyon County and north Murray County, repairs will be made on US 59 from US 14 near Garvin, to just north of Hwy 30. Beginning July 22, the roadway will close to through traffic and be detoured for approximately eight weeks. The detour route uses Murray County Roads 12, 29, Lyon County Road 5, and US 14; see attached map.
Homes and businesses along US 59 will remain accessible during the project. People can access Lake Shetek using Murray County Road 48 from CR 29 on the detour route.
In the Marshall area, repairs will be made on US 59 from Hwy 23 to Lyon County Road 6. The detour for the Marshall section will go into effect in approximately four to six weeks. The detour route for through traffic uses Lyon County Roads 6, 35, and Hwy 23.
Homes and businesses along US 59 will remain accessible during the project.