Highway 27 Osakis reopens, detour lifts


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is excited to announce that Highway 27 in the Osakis area, Douglas and Todd counties, is now open to all travelers in time for the holidays.

Highway 27 has been closed and detoured since May between Douglas County Road 82/Todd County Road 51 in Osakis and Highway 71 south of Long Prairie. The closure was necessary to reconstruct or improve 14 miles of Highway 27.

Throughout the six-month, $19.5 million project, crews were able to complete the following improvements:

Replace a total of four bridges, which includes the Lake Wobegon Trail bridge
Repair or replace drainage pipes
Reconstruct, resurface, widen the road, and improve safety and access along Highway 27
The project provides a smooth, wider road surface, updated drainage and improved safety for travelers, and a better Lake Wobegon Trail experience.

MnDOT thanks the community for their patience during this Highway 27 project.

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