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June 7, 2023

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MnDOT to host June 15 open house in Dassel for Hwy 15 project

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an in-person construction open house on Thursday, June 15, to learn about the upcoming Highway 15 resurfacing project. The open house will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dassel City Hall Community Room, 460 3rd St., Dassel.

There are no formal presentations and people are invited to stop by at their convenience during open house hours. MnDOT staff and the contractor will be available to answer questions about the construction phase of the project, including the timeline and detour.

Traffic impacts
A detour is required to complete the project (see attached map). The detour of Highway 15 is scheduled to be in place for the project’s duration and traffic will be routed on Highway 12, Wright County Road 3, Highway 55.

About this project
MnDOT is resurfacing Highway 15 from the intersection of Highway 12 in Dassel to the Meeker/Stearns County line near Kimball. Guardrail near the Kingston bridge will be replaced as part of the project. Also, 30 culverts will be lined along the project area and three culverts will be replaced. A chip seal will be applied to the new pavement in early summer 2024.
Construction gets underway July 10 and will be completed Oct. 6, weather permitting.

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