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News Release
Aug. 30, 2012



MnDOT District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201


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Hwy 75 near Dawson to open Aug. 31


WILLMAR, Minn. – Motorists will be able to drive along Hwy 75 near Dawson beginning Friday, Aug. 31. The detour is being removed as construction along the Hwy 212 corridor between Dawson and Montevideo nears completion, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


The remaining construction will be completed over the next two weeks and the Hwy will open in two different phases, weather permitting. Hwy 212 from Dawson to Hwy 75 will open between Sept. 5-7; Hwy 212 from Montevideo to Lac qui Parle County Road 35 will open the following week, Sept. 10-14.


Duininck Inc. was the prime contractor for the projects, which began in May. Work included grading, paving the road, installing pedestrian accessible ramps and improving traffic signals. 


Motorists will experience a safer road surface as a result of the project.


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