Minnesota Department of Transportation

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March 24, 2020

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Reconstruction of Hwy 12 in Litchfield begins March 30

map of Hwy 12 project with detour
2020 construction detours

WILLMAR, Minn. – The reconstruction of Highway 12 from 4th Street to the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 22 begins Monday, March 30.  The detour will go into effect Monday, March 30.

This is the second year of the Highway 12 Litchfield project.   4th Street from Highway 12 to the outlet at Jewett Creek was reconstructed in 2019 and a pond was constructed to improve drainage.

The City of Litchfield is updating utilities (sanitary sewer & water) in the downtown as part of the 2020 project.
Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface, modernized sanitary sewer and water and improved drainage.  The project helps to ensure that the city and state infrastructure continues to serve their purposes for many years.

Landwehr Construction is the contractor on the project.

For more information on the project, please visit the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy12litchfield

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