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News Release
March 18, 2013



MnDOT District 4
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Hwy 75 Kent realignment project meeting scheduled for March 28


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a meeting about the Highway 75 Kent realignment project on Thursday, March 28.


The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kent Community Center on Main Street. A brief presentation will take place at 5:45 p.m.


The meeting is an opportunity for the public to view the final approved layout of the 2016 project. Representatives from MnDOT will be available to answer questions and discuss concerns. Wilkin County representatives also will be available at the meeting to discuss how the project will impact nearby county roads.


MnDOT is planning a Highway 75 bypass project near Kent because of repeated highway flooding along Whiskey Creek. The detour used during flood events reroutes highway traffic through the city of Kent and over an at-grade railroad crossing, which increases safety concerns. The realignment would eliminate future flood-related road repairs and detours, and improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. In addition, the bypass would eliminate the need for vehicles to travel under the BNSF Railway bridge, which has a restricted clearance.


For more information, contact Tom Pace, MnDOT project manager, at or 218-846-3627.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to




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