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MnDOT advances more than 200 road projects during 2020 construction season

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season that is now wrapping up throughout Minnesota. An additional 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings, and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other infrastructure at local airports.

Construction projects in southwest Minnesota include:

  • Highway 15 in Hutchinson – Reconstructed downtown Main Street from 2nd Avenue North to 5th Avenue South, improved lighting and pedestrian accessibility, updated city utilities, resurfaced Highway 15 from 5th Avenue South to County Road 115.
  • Highway 12 in Litchfield – Reconstructed Highway 12 in downtown Litchfield, improved lighting and pedestrian accessibility, updated city utilities. Project completed seven weeks early.
  • Highway 23, Cottonwood to Granite Falls – Resurfaced 18 miles with concrete from Cottonwood to Granite Falls, realigned Lyon County Road 9 intersection in Cottonwood and constructed several left-turn lanes.
  • Highway 12/Highway 40 (Willmar Wye) – Realigned Highway 12 and continued to reconstruct Highway 40 on the west side of Willmar, constructed two roundabouts, building two bridges. Roadwork ends and rail line construction begins in 2021.
  • Highway 111/22, Nicollet to Gaylord – Resurfaced 19 miles, added lighting at six intersections and new snow fence for improved safety.
  • Highway 71, Jackson to Highway 30 – Resurfaced 30 miles, replaced bridge near Jackson and updated culverts.
  • Highway 30, Highway 22 to New Richland – Resurfaced 21 miles, replaced bridges two bridges, improved culverts and added lighting at rural intersections.
  • Highway 91 from Adrian to Nobles/Murray county line – Resurfaced road, replaced culverts, added intersection lighting and updated sidewalks in Adrian; year two of two-year project.
  • Highway 19 in New Prague – Reconstructed Main Street in downtown New Prague, year one of two-year project.

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