Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 14, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Detour on Hwy 23 from Russell to Florence ends July 15

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 23 passing lanes project began Monday, April 25.  The detour, from Russell to Florence, will be removed by the end of the day Friday, July 15. 

The detour between Holland and Pipestone will remain in effect.  The passing lane between Ihlen and Jasper is being constructed under traffic.

The remaining passing lanes are expected to be complete, weather permitting, by the end of August.

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 mndot.gov/corridorsofcommerce.

For more information, please visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23passinglanes.

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

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