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March 20, 2023

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MnDOT to host April 10 public open house in Benson for upcoming Hwy 12 and Hwy 29 bridge projects

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an open house on Monday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., to learn about the two upcoming bridge replacement projects in the Benson area, scheduled for construction this year:

The open house will be held at Benson City Hall, located at 1410 Kansas Ave. Residents, business owners, area visitors and commuters are encouraged to attend the public open house. There will be no formal presentation. Please stop in whenever it is convenient.

The two projects will begin this spring, with the Highway 29 bridge replacement starting as soon as mid-April, weather permitting, and the Highway 12 project beginning in May. Both projects are scheduled to be completed by September. During construction, Highway 29 and Highway 12 will close and traffic will be detoured.
All upcoming construction information, including detour maps, will be available on the project websites for those who cannot attend the in-person public open house. Visit mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy29chippewa and mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy12bridges to learn more. Comments and questions can be submitted via a form on the project websites.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print) for this email or event, please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.