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The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s upcoming Highway 212 resurfacing and Sacred Heart reconstruction project is set to begin work later this month, with the necessary detour starting May 1.

Highway 212 will be resurfaced with concrete from just east of Highway 23 to County Road 6 in Renville. Highway 212 will be reconstructed through Sacred Heart; sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and adjacent driveways will be upgraded to meet current American with Disabilities Act standards. Two storm water ponds are planned as part of storm sewer upgrades. Also, a westbound passing lane will be constructed between Granite Falls and Sacred Heart as part of the project.

The detour of Highway 212 is scheduled to be in place from May 1 through October 31, with access to Sacred Heart will be provided using CR 2/CR 9 and CR 6/CR 11. Access will be open to those who live, work, or visit homes and businesses along Highway 212 in the construction work zone.

Shafer Contracting Co., Inc., is the contractor, and the project cost is $25.5 million.