Highway 197 to close at railroad crossing

Highway 197 will be closed at the railroad crossing near Washington Ave. next week.

MnDOT crews will close and repair the railroad crossing near Lueken’s South.

Drivers will use a detour using Washington Ave., Roosevelt Rd., and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE during the expected five-day closure.

The work will start Monday at 8:30 a.m. and be completed Friday, weather permitting.

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