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May 11, 2021

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ADA project on Hwy 23 in Clara City begins tomorrow

WILLMAR, Minn. – An Americans with Disabilities Act improvement project gets started in Clara City Wednesday, May 12. Sidewalks, driveways, and ramps along Hwy 23 from Second Street Southwest to First Street Southeast will be updated to meet current ADA standards.

Drivers may encounter temporary lane closures and a flagging operation during construction, and short delays are possible. Work is expected to take two to three weeks.

The construction in Clara City is part of a districtwide project, with work being done in several locations. The project cost is $1.5 million, and the contractor is Hovland, Inc., of Hermantown, Minn.

Find project location maps and weekly updates on the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/adaprojects

Watch for orange cones

Travelers may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, heavy equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near work zones. MnDOT asks drivers to: 

  • Slow down when approaching orange barriers or cones
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and plan for delays, especially during peak travel times