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Nov. 23, 2022

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Hwy 23 opens Foley to Milaca in time for the holiday weekend

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is excited to announce that 13.5 miles of Hwy 23 from Foley to Milaca, Benton and Mille Lacs counties, is open to all travelers in time for the holidays.

Hwy 23 has been closed and detoured for six months between Broadway Avenue South in Foley and the Rum River bridge west of Milaca. The closure allowed crews to reconstruct one mile of Hwy 23 from Broadway Avenue to east of 13th Avenue in Foley, which includes a new roundabout at 8th Avenue/Penn Street; resurface 12.5 miles of Hwy 23 from east of 13th Avenue in Foley to the Rum River bridge in Milaca; replace/repair underground culverts or drainage pipes; and improve access at multiple intersections in Foley, east of Foley, Ronneby, Oak Park, east of Oak Park, Foreston and west of Milaca.

Motorists may continue to encounter periodic lane or shoulder closures with flaggers as crews wrap up work on the project. Watch for workers and navigate through the work zone with care.

Michels Road & Stone, Inc., is the contractor for the $18.2 million project that provides a smoother road surface, updated drainage and improved motorist and pedestrian safety.

MnDOT thanks the community for their patience during this Hwy 23 project.

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