Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 5, 2014

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Right turn lane construction on Hwy 71 near Belgrade begins May 12


WILLMAR, Minn. –Motorists traveling on Hwy 71 south of Belgrade may encounter minor delays beginning Monday, May 12, while crews construct a right turn lane and bypass lane. 

This work will require shoulder closures. Traffic will be directed through the work zone by flaggers. 

With this project, MnDOT is working to enhance an efficient and effective transportation system and ensure that the transportation system with continue to serve the state for many years.      

Duininck Bros., Inc. of Willmar, MN is the prime contractor for the project.  This work should be completed by early June, weather permitting.

MnDOT urges motorists to always slow down and drive with caution in a work zone.   

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