Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Southwest Minnesota Regional Information

MnDOT District 8

Traveling in the southwest

Map of MnDOT District 8, covering Southwest Minnesota.

Traffic and roads

District 8 Traffic Alerts

  • Hwy 23 Passing Lanes - Hwy 23 detour from Holland to Pipestone is currently in effect.
  • Hwy 23 Passing Lanes - Hwy 23 detour from Russell to Florence is currently in effect.
  • Work on Willmar Bypass will shut down Friday, May 27 at 12 pm and will restart Tuesday, May 31 at 7 am.
  • Work on Hwy 12/CR 4 left turn lane construction will shut down at 4 pm on Friday, May 27 and will restart Tuesday, May 31.


District 8 Open Houses

District 8 News

  • The Marshall Area Hwy 23 Safety Assessment is in full swing. Read the most current newsletter.

Hwy 23 South Gap - New London to Paynesville Public Hearing

A 30-day public comment period for the EAW will begin on May 2, 2016. The purpose of the open house (Tuesday, May 17) is to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the EAW. Project staff will be available at the open house to answer questions and take comments. Individuals or representatives of organizations are encouraged to submit written comments prior to 4:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016. The EAW can be obtained electronically or a hard copy can be picked up at the MN Department of Transportation Willmar Office (2505 Transportation Rd.) or the Willmar Public Library (410 5th St. SW).