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News Release

July 9, 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 south of Clarkfield delayed until July 19


WILLMAR, Minn. –The Highway 59 shoulder widening and culvert lining project from south of Clarkfield to Yellow Medicine County Road 3 has been delayed until Monday, July 19, due to wet soil conditions. The project was scheduled to begin July 12.


When the project starts July 19, Highway 59 southbound motorists will be detoured west on Highway 67, south on Yellow Medicine County Road 9, east on Yellow Medicine 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 million project. 


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