MARSHALL, MN (KMHL) –The Highway 68 Minneota to Marshall project will be completed and the road reopened by the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 4. Travelers may notice detour signage along the roadside until it is removed next week; however, the roadway will be open once the barricades are pulled to the side. Until then, drivers must continue to use the posted detour route for everyone’s safety while work crews complete cleanup and punch list items.

The project included improvements to approximately 11 miles of Highway 68 from North Grant Street in Minneota to the Redwood River in Marshall, including shoulder widening and culvert replacements. Four feet of gravel were added to each side of the roadway. Drainage repairs near Porter were also included in the project.

Project benefits include enhanced safety and repaired drainage. R & G was the contractor for the project, which cost $9.2 million.