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News Release

July 6, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113

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Highway 59 shoulder widening project near Clarkfield scheduled to begin July 12


WILLMAR, MN – Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 59 at Clarkfield beginning July 12 as crews begin widening shoulders and lining culverts from Clarkfield to 4.5 miles south of Lyon County Road 3.


Southbound Highway 59 traffic will be detoured from Clarkfield west on Highway 67, south on Lyon Road 9, east on Lyon County Road 3 to Highway 59.


The project is scheduled for completion on September 3, 2010, weather permitting


R & G Construction Co. is the prime contractor for the $1,051,278 project. 


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During construction and road maintenance work, Mn/DOT urges drivers to:


For statewide travel information visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.







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