- Diane Beck
Minnesota Department of
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201
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Detour on Highway 23 north of Highway 19 in Marshall begins June 7
WILLMAR, Minn. - Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 23 north of Highway 19 in Marshall beginning Monday, June 7 when crews begin construction of a pedestrian underpass, sidewalk, retaining walls, storm sewer, lighting systems and resurface the four-lane segment north of Highway 19.
Highway 23 traffic will be detoured west on Lyon County Road 33, Highway 59, Channel Parkway, Highway 19, to Highway 23. This detour will be in effect until August 21.
Highway 23 intersections at Highway 59, Highway 19, Saratoga Street and Lyon County Road 7 will remain open for cross traffic. Lyon Street will also be converted into an open intersection, except during paving operations through the intersection. Access to homes and businesses along Highway 23 will be provided throughout the project. Motorists will encounter periodic delays.
Motorists will also encounter a lane switch on Highway 59 from the southbound lane to the northbound lane on June 8 for resurfacing operations.
Resurfacing of the two-lane segment from Lyon County Road 5 to north of Russell is expected to begin July 6. Traffic will be detoured.
The Highway 23 Russell to Marshall project began May 3 in Marshall with traffic control signage and pavement removal operations.
The 12-mile Highway 23 resurfacing project will reduce maintenance costs and improve pavement strength.
The entire project is expected to be completed on October 15, weather permitting.
Complete project information and a detour map is available at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy23marshall/ or at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html.
During construction and road maintenance work, Mn/DOT urges drivers to:
- Check 511 www.511mn.org for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions.
- Stay alert, expect the unexpected.
- Be especially alert at night when driving through work zones.
- Never enter a road that has been blocked with barriers or cones.
- Minimize distractions.
- Don’t use cell phones while driving.
- Remember text messaging while driving is illegal.
- Don’t eat or drink while driving.
- Avoid tailgating. Keep plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead.
- Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.
- Be patient.
- Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.