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Highway 78 in BL under construction

Published 9:33am Friday, August 30, 2013 Updated 11:34am Friday, August 30, 2013

Parts of downtown Battle Lake will be unusable during a construction project, which is scheduled to be completed in early October.

Drivers on Highway 78 between Battle Lake and Ottertail will encounter detours to highways 108 or 210 while driving between the cities. The construction began this week and is a multi-part project.

Only local motorists or those accessing local businesses will be able to use Highway 78 during the construction, but there may be occasional lane closures along the way A three-block area of downtown Battle Lake will not be accessible to anyone.

There will be weekly public meetings to keep people aware of changes and progress on the project.


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