Resurfacing Project on Highway 7

Resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake begins August 29


WILLMAR, Minn. – A resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Paving will occur on Highway 7 from just east of Silver Lake to the junction of Highway 25.

The road will be reduced to one lane and a pilot car will be directing traffic. Motorists should anticipate delays.

Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and extending the life of the pavement.

The project is estimated to cost $3.1 million and to be complete by October 12, 2018.  Central Specialties is the contractor.

For more information on the project visit the project webpage at

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-14 or visit

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