Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 25, 2019

Permanent striping begins April 29 on Hwy 40 and Hwy 212

WILLMAR, Minn. – Permanent striping will begin April 29, 2019, for the Highway 40 and Highway 212 pavement projects in Lac qui Parle County. The projects were completed in November 2018, but due to cold weather, permanent striping was postponed until the ground warmed this spring.

Flagging operations will be in place on both highways. Motorists should plan for short delays.

The Highway 40 project included the resurfacing of Highway 40 from the Minnesota/South Dakota state line to the junction of Highway 119. The project did not include the portion of Highway 40 through the town of Madison.

The Highway 212 project included the resurfacing of Highway 212 from the Minnesota/South Dakota state line to the junction of Highway 75.

Project benefits include a smoother road surface, as well as extending the pavement life. The cost of both projects is $4.2 million. Knife River is the contractor.

For information on construction projects in Southwest Minnesota, please visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects.

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