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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced the start of a construction and resurfacing project on State Highway 114 in Pope County between Lowry and Starbuck.  Below is more information from MnDOT’s official page on this project:

Project details

Highway 114, from Lowry to Starbuck, is expected to be in poor condition by 2024, increasing the resource needs from maintenance. The sidewalk and pedestrian ramps in Lowry are currently noncompliant and will be replaced as part of this project.

The project will include placing new sidewalk and ramps on the west side of Highway 114 and between Cherry and Maple Street in Lowry.

Key project elements

Reconstruct and resurface Highway 114 from the Highway 55 intersection to County Road 28 in Lowry
Resurface Highway 114 from County Road 28 to Highway 28 in Starbuck
Replace storm sewer in Lowry and culvert replacements
Tree removals in Lowry due to powerline and sidewalk conflicts, or age and decay

Work and detour begin July 8

Starting Monday, July 8, weather permitting, Highway 114 will close between Highway 55 in Lowry and Highway 28 in Starbuck, and thru-traffic will be detoured to Highway 55 and Highway 28.

Initial work will first take place in the city of Lowry, south of Highway 55 to County Road 28, with crews removing pavement and beginning on underground utility replacements. Other work for this project includes culvert replacements between Lowry and Starbuck, and resurfacing the entire roadway from Highway 55 in Lowry to Highway 28 in Starbuck. The overall project is expected to be completed by October.

Local traffic navigation
Business and residential access will be maintained during construction. If you must use Highway 114 to access a cross street or your destination, be aware of restrictions in the areas where crews are working. For example, when crews replace culverts between Lowry to Starbuck, each culvert site will be closed for 1-3 days. During that work, you may need to enter from the south instead of the north, or vice versa.

Thru-traffic detour
If you do not have a destination on Highway 114, please follow the signed detour route on Highway 55 and Highway 28.