Paving operations for two Willmar area projects on Highway 12 get underway Monday, Aug. 23. Preliminary work was completed in July when crews repaired catch basins along a portion of the project area. Asphalt resurfacing will take place at two locations:

  • Hwy 12 from Sixth Street Southeast to 24th Street Southeast in Willmar
  • Hwy 12 from Kandiyohi County Road 1 in Pennock to just east of Kandiyohi County Road 5 in Willmar

Crews will begin working along the east portion of the project; however, work will be ongoing at both locations throughout construction.

Flagging operations and a pilot car will direct traffic through each work zone and travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to get to their destination.

Project benefits include improved drainage and a smoother road surface. The combined cost is $1.3 million, and Central Specialties, Inc., is the contractor. Work at both locations is scheduled to be complete by mid-September.

Please note that project dates could change due to unforeseeable circumstances, and that all traffic impacts may not be known at this time.