The U.S. Highway 75 Madison to Bellingham resurfacing project resumes operations today. The project was suspended last fall due to weather, after paving operations were completed. This week, crews will apply seal coat applications under traffic using lane closures and a flagging operation with a pilot car. Permanent pavement markings will be installed in approximately two weeks.
The project includes the resurfacing of U.S. Highway 75 from Township Road 127 in Lac qui Parle County to the east junction with Highway 7 in Big Stone County using cold-in-place recycling, which is a method of removing and reusing the existing asphalt surface.
Benefits of the project include a smoother ride, enhanced safety, improved drainage, and upgraded sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. The project cost $7.9 million and the contractor is Duininck, Inc., of Prinsburg.