Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

June 20, 2018

Open house for Hwy 15 Hutchinson project set for June 28

WILLMAR, Minn. — The second public open house for the 2020 Hwy 15 Hutchinson project is set for Thursday, June 28, at the Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Hwy 15 in Hutchinson). The open house will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a short presentation starting at 5:15 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and view the approved layout. Members of the public will also be able to view potential downtown amenities and give their feedback. 

This open house kicks off the streetscaping phase of the project. In addition to the June 28 public open house, the public will be given numerous opportunities to give feedback on potential amenities. MnDOT, and its consultant SEH, will be present at community events seeking public feedback. An online open house and survey is also planned. All public feedback will be communicated back to the public and to the Hutchinson City Council.

MnDOT will reconstruct Hwy 15 through downtown from Fifth Avenue SW to Second Avenue in 2020. The project also includes the pavement resurfacing of Hwy 15 from just south of Denver Avenue to Fifth Avenue. Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings will be updated to meet Americans with Disabilities standards.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774, 711 or 1-800-627-3529. You may also send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us

For more information on the project visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy15downtownhutch.

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