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Willmar Rail Connector & Industrial Access Project

Willmar Wye

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Willmar Wye Groundbreaking Ceremony - July 9, 2019

Willmar Wye groundbreaking with shovels

Willmar Wye Groundbreaking Ceremony with shovels

MnDOT District Engineer Jon Huseby

MnDot District Engineer Jon Huseby

MnDOT Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher

MnDOT Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Jacki Anderson on behalf of US Congressman Collin Peterson

Jacki Anderson, on behalf of U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson

Chuck Ackman, on behalf of US Senator Amy Klobuchar

Chuck Ackman, on behalf of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

Jake Schweitzer, on behalf of US Senator Tina Smith

Jake Schweitzer, on behalf of U.S. Senator Tina Smith

Representative Dave Baker

State Representative Dave Baker

State Representative Tim Miller

State Representative Tim Miller

Kandiyohi County Commissioner Roger Imdieke

Kandiyohi County Commissioner Roger Imdieke

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin

Kandiyohi-Willmar EDC Executive Director Aaron Backman

Kandiyohi/Willmar EDC Executive Director Aaron Backman

BNSF Executive Director Lydia Bjorge

BNSF Railway Executive Director Lydia Bjorge

Willmar Wye Groundbreaking Ceremony

Willmar Wye Groundbreaking Ceremony

MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher and MnDOT District Engineer Jon Huseby

MnDOT Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher and MnDOT District Engineer Jon Huseby

Week of September 23, 2019

Grading, placing sand cushions, constructing bridge approach embankments

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

Willmar Wye project

October 9, 2019

Excavation northeast of Hwy 40 and CR 55:

Willmar Wye project - excavation northeast of Hwy 40 and CR 55
Willmar Wye project - excavation northeast of Hwy 40 and CR 55

 

Hawk Creek diversion channel under Hwy 40:

Willmar Wye project - Hawk Creek diversion channel under Hwy 40

Willmar Wye project - Hawk Creek diversion channel under Hwy 40

Grading at 1st Avenue and US 12:

Willmar Wye project - grading at 1st Avenue and US 12

Willmar Wye project - grading at 1st Avenue and US 12

Placing storm sewer at the US 12 and CR 5 roundbout:

Placing storm sewer at the US 12 and CR 5 roundabout

Placing storm sewer at the US 12 and CR 5 roundabout

Week of October 14, 2019
South end of Hawk Creek diversion channel
North end of Hawk Creek diversion channel, placing plastic for stabilization
North end of Hawk Creek diversion channel, using a trench box as a dam for existing channel
Preparing to move the existing culvert
Grading at Highway 40 and County Road 55
Grading at US 12 and 1st Avenue
Grading at US 12 and 1st Avenue
Grading at US 12 and 1st Avenue
Grading at US 12 and County Road 5 roundabout
Grading at US 12 and County Road 5 roundabout