Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 26, 2014

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Public invited to learn more about Hwy 14 rehabilitation project on April 9

Flood mitigation west of Florence and a portion of the resurfacing work will require a detour   
WILLMAR, Minn. – Area residents, business owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend an open house to learn about traffic changes, construction plans and other details for a project to resurface Hwy 14 from Florence to Tracy and mitigate flooding west of Florence.   

The open house will be held Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Tyler Fire Hall, 101 East Lincoln Street, Tyler, MN. 

Those attending the open house can learn more about the project’s schedule, how it will affect traffic, view a layout of the detour, take home project information and get their questions answered directly from Minnesota Department of Transportation and contractor staff responsible for the project.

The $5.2 million project is scheduled to begin in mid-May, with an anticipated completion date of November 2014.   When completed in November, the project will: 

  • Improve drainage to help prevent spring road flooding,  
  • Provide a smoother road surface, and
  • Improve sidewalk access in Tracy

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

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