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May 14, 2020

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Marshall community provides input on vision and priorities for the Highway 19/College Drive reconstruction project

WILLMAR, Minn. —MnDOT District 8 and the city of Marshall would like to thank the community for taking the time to share their input on vision and priorities for the 2025 Highway 19/College Drive reconstruction project.

MnDOT is planning to reconstruct Highway 19/College Drive from 4th Street to Bruce Street in the city of Marshall.  The project will address improvements to the roadway and intersections as well as improvements for people who walk and bike. MnDOT is partnering with the city of Marshall.  There is an opportunity for the city to replace aging utilities.

Starting in October of 2019, MnDOT and the city of Marshall went to the community to gain a better understanding of its vision and priorities for Highway 19/College Drive.  Two large community visioning events were held along with numerous meetings with local businesses, emergency responders, Marshall Public Schools, Marshall Police and Fire Departments, MN State Patrol and various other community groups.  The community also provided input through an online survey.  Please note that all in person activities were held prior to state health guidance on COVID-19.

Feedback from the community made it clear that the top priority for the project is safety.  Safety for drivers, walkers and bicyclists.  Other top priorities include making it easier to get from one side of town to the other and improvements for people who walk.

Next steps for the project include using the community’s input to make recommendations for intersections along Highway 19/College Drive.  Recommended improvements will be released to the community for their input this summer. 

To view the community feedback summary video, read the community feedback summary and stay up to date on the project, please visit the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy19marshall

MnDOT recommends that travelers always drive with caution, and reminds everyone to: 

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change
  • Watch for workers and slow moving equipment
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times 

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