About this project
- Expansion of Hwy 23 from New London to Paynesville from two-lanes to four-lanes.
- Watch a video overview of the project here
Hwy 23 is an important interregional corridor that is a key artery for the economy in the region. It provides the primary east-west route connecting Willmar to Interstate 94 and beyond. The segment of Hwy 23 between Willmar and Interstate 94 is a distance of approximately 53 miles. Of these 53 miles, all but 16 miles have been constructed as a four lane roadway.
- You're invited to an in-person public meeting on Monday, July 25th from 5-7 pm at Peace Lutheran Church (100 4th Ave. SW) in New London. A project presentation will take place at 5:15 pm.
- MnDOT is also offering a virtual meeting for those unable to attend the in-person meeting on July 25th.Click here to learn more about the Hwy 23 project.
|Spring 2023||Start of construction and detour|
|July 25, 2022||In-person and virtual open house|
|Summer 2020||Virtual open house|
|May 2018||Received $94.5 million in Corridors of Commerce funding for construction of North and South Gap projects|
|June 2016||MnDOT issues Findings of Fact and Conclusion document|
|May 17, 2016||Public Open House #5|
|November 2015-June 2016||Finalize environmental review and hold public hearing|
|Jan. 28, 2016||Public Open House #4|
|July 28, 2015||Public Open House #3|
|February-June 2015||Finalize preferred alternative|
|April 2015||Public Open House #2|
|January 2015||Public Open House #1|
|October 2014 - January 2015||Prepare and analyze alignment alternatives|
|Late Summer/Fall 2014||Gather data (surveys, field reviews, location studies, etc.)|
|August 2014||Begin environmental review|