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News Release
June 22, 2012



MnDOT District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201


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Final public meeting on Hwy 23 Paynesville Bypass project set for June 28


WILLMAR, Minn. — The public is invited to attend the final informational meeting for the Highway 23 Paynesville Bypass project on Thursday, June 28, at 1 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Paynesville American Legion, 770 W. Highway 23, Paynesville.


Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and KGM Contractors Inc. will provide an overview of the project and address questions or concerns.


The 7.5-mile, four-lane divided bypass project is located north of New London from Kandiyohi County Road 6 to west of 263rd Avenue in Paynesville. Work includes grading, paving, constructing eight bridges and lighting.


The project is nearing completion and will improve mobility and safety for motorists traveling along the Highway 23 corridor. The project allows Highway 23 to remain an important connection between Willmar and St. Cloud.


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to


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