Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Oct. 5, 2018

Highway 23 Willmar to New London project complete

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 23 resurfacing project from Willmar to New London is complete. Weather permitting, permanent striping will take place under traffic over the next ten days.

The project began Aug. 13, 2018, in Spicer with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements. Traffic signals, sidewalks, and pedestrian crossings were upgraded to meet modern ADA standards. Following ADA improvements, Highway 23 was resurfaced from just north of the junction of US 71 and Highway 23 (“the split”) to Kandiyohi CR 31 near New London, where the four-lane switches back to two-lane. The total project area was approximately 12 miles in length.

Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface, as well as increased safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project cost $2.2 million. Duininck Inc. was the contractor on the project.

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

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.