Sunday, September 24, 2023

Learn at the 10/4/23 MnDOT Open House how the "dam" on Long Lake is planned be replaced in 2025 as part of the Highway 87 - Hubbard projects


Below is information regarding an upcoming Open House to learn more and get questions answered on the Highway 87 - Hubbard projects.  We will also provide updates as more information becomes available.



You are invited to visit and learn about three future MN Dept of Transportation (MnDOT) Highway 87 - Hubbard projects on Wed. 10/4/2023, 5 to 7 PM!


Why is it important for Long Lake property owners to come to the Hubbard Community Center Open House?   You may ask the questions you have been wondering about!

1.      Will the replacement of what we think of as the "dam", which is the MnDOT-owned culvert along with the DNR-owned Inlet Control Structure replacement at the south end of Long Lake in 2025, affect the Long Lake water level during the project and after the project completion?  

2.      What is the MN DNR's involvement in the MnDOT 2025 project?  What are the likely impacts, if any, to fish, loons and recreation during 2025?

3.      How will the public access the businesses in Hubbard, the church, the playground, the Township monthly meetings, etc?   These three Highway 87 – Hubbard projects will require detours.


Open House: Wed 10/4/23, 5 to 7 PM, 

Hubbard Community Center

12141 County 6, Park Rapids, MN.

MnDOT Hwy 87 Project Staff Available to Answer Questions on the future 2024 and 2025 projects. Arrive anytime.  

2025 Construction on Hwy 87:  

Hwy 71 to Hubbard

·         Urban reconstruct in Hubbard

·         Rural reconstruct, shoulder widening

·         Culvert replacement at Long Lake

    Third Crow Wing Lake to Hwy 64

·         Resurface

·         Culvert replacements


2024 Construction on Hwy 87:  

          Reconstruct Hubbard to Third Crow Wing

·         Includes reconstructing Highway 87 and widening the shoulders


VIP - Be sure to Sign Up for the project email updates on the MnDOT Highway 87 - Hubbard project:


Watch too for future articles on the Hwy 87 - Hubbard Projects in the Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc Newsletters:

The LLAA 2023 Spring Newsletter contained an article on page 9 about the project and the drilling unit that was placed near the dam.  The unit was investigating the soils deep below the road so that the box culvert replacement can be engineered correctly.  The MnDOT Central Office Geo Tech crew took soil samples and had them analyzed.  The newsletters are online:


David Massie said...

are you going to cut all the trees back to the 75 foot mark for the right away

CC White said...

Thank you for the question David. Sharon and I attended the open house meeting last week. We don't recall much information about the cutting of trees, just the time frame when the cutting would take place. You could sign up for receiving the project's emails that would help you keep track of the details. There should be a place to ask questions on MNDOT website too.