Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 17, 2013

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Hwy 12 construction near Litchfield begins May 23

Public meeting will take place on May 30

WILLMAR, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays on Hwy 12 near Litchfield as crews begin a three-phase contstruction project on Thursday, May 23, the second phase of the project will detour west of Litchfield. The public is invited to learn more about the three projects at an open house Thursday, May 30,

The open house is scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m., in the Level One Community Rooms at the Meeker County Courthouse, 325 N. Sibley Avenue, Litchfield.

The Hwy 12 project locations are:

  • Litchfield to Darwin
  • Hwy 22 to Hwy 24 near Litchfield
  • Fourth Street to Depot Street in Litchfield

The first project is from Meeker County Road 34 in Litchfield to County Road 14 in Darwin. Crews will remove and replace three inches of pavement, and construct turn lanes and a concrete median at Johnson Drive near Walmart. This project requires daily lane closures. Flaggers and a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone.

The second project is east of Litchfield, from Hwy 22 to Hwy 24. Crews will overlay 4.5 inches of pavement. Motorsits will detour on County Road 31 and County Road 11.

The third project occurs in downtown Litchfield from Fourth Street to Depot Street. Crews will add a thin layer to the road—known as a sealcoat. Motorists will experience daily lane closures and on-street parking will not be available.

All projects will provide a smoother and safer road surface and be complete at the end of July, weather permitting. Duininck Inc. is the contractor for all three projects, which total $2.28 million.

To learn more about construction in Litchfield, visit www.mndot.gov/d8/hwy12litchfield/.
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). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

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



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