Hwy 13 construction begins Monday

Work that was originally scheduled to begin last week will now begin Monday on Highway 13 in Cedar Lake and Spring Lake Townships.

The work – which includes repaving and rebuilding – was supposed to start April 25 between Highway 282 and Highway 19, but is now starting May 2.

A detour using highways 282, 21 and 19 can be used, however, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) say if you need to access a home or business within the construction zone, you can use one of the following routes:

  • North Highway 13: Highway 13 to County Highway 10/205th Street to Fairlawn Avenue back to Highway 13
  • North Highway 13 to Highway 282: Highway 13 to County Highway 10/205th Street to Baseline Avenue and back to Highway 282
  • South Highway 13: Highway 13 to Vergus Avenue to County Highway 10/205th Street back to Highway 13

In addition, MnDOT officials say the intersection at County Highway 10/205th Street and Vergus Avenue will temporarily be made into an all-way-stop throughout construction.

The highway will close between the two roads while work is done. The project is expected to end by October of this year.