Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 4, 2016

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Open house for Hwy 12 and Hwy 71/Willmar Bypass projects set for April 7 at the Willmar Public Library

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the upcoming Highway 12 and Willmar Bypass projects this Thursday, April 7 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Willmar Public Library (410 5th St. SW).

MnDOT staff will be present to answer questions and gain feedback from community members.  Both projects will be done under traffic (no detour) utilizing alternating lane closures and a pilot car with flaggers.

The Highway 12 project involves the resurfacing of Highway 12 from Willmar to Atwater and the construction of a left turn lane at the intersection of Highway 12 and Kandiyohi County Road 4 in Atwater.

The Highway 71/Willmar Bypass project involves the resurfacing of the west bound lane of the Willmar Bypass.

For more information on both projects, including project maps, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects.html.

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). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

For more information on this, and all projects, please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects.html

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