The highway 34 project is well underway and causing delays when traveling from Park Rapids to Akeley and places between. Here are a couple of links about the project from MN-DOT:
Hwy. 34 Project Overview
Hwy. 34 Construction Brochure with Map (PDF)
The best way to get to Dorset and Nevis from the west side of Long Lake is to take County 4 to County 18 and across. The county asks that we avoid County 81 as it is a dirt road and cannot withstand the traffic.