Paving to begin in front of Frazee High School

The Highway 87 project in Frazee is moving right along, according to an update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Crews are currently working their way down the hill in Stage 1 (Hwy 10 to CR 10/Juniper Ave), as underground work in this area continues.

Highway 87 is closed in Stage 1. The detour route is Highway 10 and CR 10/Juniper Avenue.

In Stage 3 (in front of the school), concrete is the star of the show. 

Crews are finishing up installing sidewalks, curb and gutter, and paving is scheduled to start.

This section is being done under traffic, so continue to watch for trucks and heavy equipment moving through the work zone, and please be patient and obey flaggers.

As things start to wrap up in Stages 1 and 3, crews will be moving to Stage 2 (Juniper Ave to Birch Ave/CR 29) and Stage 4 (Hwy 10 overpass) by the second week of August. 

Both of these stages will be done under traffic with lane closures (Stage 4 will utilize an automated signal), and there will be a short-term closure while work is taking place at the railroad crossing. 

More information will be released as the start dates for those stages nears.

Frazee Mayor Ken Miosek is serving as Gladen Construction’s Community liaison. Contact Miosek with any questions about daily construction impacts or access concerns. He can be reached at (701) 893-5759 or