Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 28, 2016

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Open house for Hwy 23 passing lanes set for April 5

WILLMAR, Minn. – Two open houses for the Highway 23 passing lanes project are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 in Russell and Pipestone.  The Highway 23 passing lanes project will require a detour.

Pipestone Open House                               Russell Open House           
Tuesday, April 5                                           Tuesday, April 5
4:00-5:30 p.m.                                              6:00-7:00 p.m.
Pipestone County Courthouse                     Russell Community Center
416 Hiawatha Ave. S                                   200 Front/Main Street
Pipestone, MN                                             Russell, MN

MnDOT and contractor staff will be present to answer questions and gain feedback from community members.  Additional information is also available at www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23passinglanes/index.html.

The Highway 23 passing lanes project involves the construction of passing lanes, turning lanes and intersection improvements at six designated locations on Highway 23 between Interstate 90 and Willmar. The improvements will affect approximately 11.4 miles of the 140-mile corridor.

The Highway 23 passing lanes project is part of the Corridors of Commerce program, which the Legislature created in 2013. For more information about the Corridors of Commerce program, see www.mndot.gov/corridorsofcommerce/.

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.

For more information on this, and all, projects please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d8.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 511.