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News Release

Sept. 14, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201

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Bridge panel replacement project begins in Willmar Sept. 13
Motorists heading north on the Highway 71, Highway 23 bypass will encounter a lane closure near Civic Center Drive




WILLMAR, Minn. —One of the northbound lanes of the Highway 71, Highway 23 bypass near Civic Center Drive in Willmar will close on Monday, Sept. 13 as crews begin a bridge approach panel replacement project. The lane closure will remain in place until Oct. 11, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to follow posted signs and reduce speed to 40 miles per hour through the work zone. 


The completed project will provide a smoother and improved ride for motorists and accommodate heavier truck loads on bridge approaches. 

During construction and road maintenance work, the Minnesota Department of Transportation 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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