Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 1, 2019

MnDOT Office of Environmental Services begins collecting survey information along Highway 200

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — This week the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin collecting information regarding historic resources along Highway 200, from the Wild Rice River to just east of the Mahnomen/Clearwater County line. This work is being coordinated with the White Earth Tribal Historic Preservation Office and the White Earth Tribal Lands Department.

The work this fall is expected to be wrapped up by November 8 and will resume again in the spring when the ground has thawed. The information is being collected within 100 feet of the existing shoulder on Highway 200. The collected information is necessary to make informed decisions for the final design of MnDOT’s 2022 construction project, which includes adding and widening shoulders on Highway 200.

The survey work should not affect traffic flow or speeds; however, MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down and watch for crews working near the shoulder.

Public open houses pertaining to the project will be scheduled at a later date.

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