Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 25, 2016

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UPDATE: Hwy 23 passing lanes project pushed back to Monday, May 2

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 23 passing lanes (south) project start date has been pushed back to Monday, May 2 due to wet weather conditions. The project will require a detour.  The construction of the passing lanes between Russell and Florence will start first on May 2.  Specifics of the detour are listed below.

The passing lane that is being constructed south of Ihlen will be done under traffic and will utilize a flagger with pilot car.  Construction is set to begin in late May/early June.

Detour Routes – Russel to Florence

  • Travel south on Hwy 91; west on Hwy 14

Detour Route – Holland to Pipestone

  • Travel south on Pipestone County Rd 16; west on Hwy 30

The Highway 23 passing lanes project is part of the Corridors of Commerce program, which the Legislature created in 2013. For more information about the Corridors of Commerce program, see www.mndot.gov/corridorsofcommerce/.

For more information on this and all projects, please visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23passinglanes/southpassinglanes.html.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 511.

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