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An Americans with Disabilities Act improvement project gets started in Willmar the week of May 24. Sidewalks, driveways, and ramps along U.S. Highway 12 from Ferring Street to Robert Street will be updated to meet current ADA standards. Sidewalks, driveways, and ramps along Civic Center Drive from 23rd Street Northeast to Transportation Road will also be updated.

Drivers may encounter temporary lane closures and a flagging operation during construction, and short delays are possible. Weather permitting, work is expected to start mid-week at the Hwy 12 site with pavement removals. Construction will take two to three weeks at each location.

The construction in Willmar is part of a districtwide project, with work being done in several locations. The project cost is $1.5 million, and the contractor is Hovland, Inc., of Hermantown, Minn.