Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

June 21, 2016

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Open house for Benson sidewalk, highway improvements set for July 11

Project is scheduled to begin in 2017

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites business owners and residents of Benson to an open house on July 11 to learn more about sidewalk and highway improvements planned for 2017.

The informational open house will be held at the Benson City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, from 2 to 7 p.m.

MnDOT staff will share information, answer questions and address concerns about the work. No formal presentation is planned.

The improvements will be completed in two phases in 2017.

Key elements of the project include:

  • Sidewalk improvements and ADA accessibility upgrades
  • Signal system upgrades
  • Resurfacing of Highway 9, Highway 12 and Highway 29 within city limits
  • Intersection modifications at Atlantic Avenue/13th Street and Minnesota Avenue/Church Street
  • Storm sewer replacement on Atlantic Avenue near 13th Street and 14th Street

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

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