The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced that U.S. Hwy. 71 in Park Rapids will be open to traffic on Nov. 7, weather permitting.

Crews have been constructing a roundabout at the intersection with Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53. The project included grading and resurfacing north to Eighth Street, storm sewer replacement, and along with the City of Park Rapids, resurfacing and replacement of frontage roads, sanitary sewer and water mains. The project also includes pedestrian accessibility improvements on Highway 71, from County Road 15 to Eighth Street.

In the following video, MnDOT describes this week's final construction details.