Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2016

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Hwy 71/Willmar Bypass resurfacing project begins Monday, May 9

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 71/Willmar Bypass resurfacing project is set to begin Monday, May 9.  This project includes a drainage adjustment and overlay of the west bound lane of the bypass.

The project will begin with the drainage adjustment on the northeast end of the bypass.  Paving is expected to begin on May 23. 


The project will be done under traffic utilizing a flagger with pilot car.  Travelers can expect lane closures and short delays.  An 11’ width limit will be in effect. 

Duininck, Inc. is the contractor on the project.          

For more information on this, and all, projects please visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy12willmartoatwater/.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution in work zones and to slow down when workers are present.

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



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