Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 27, 2016

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Work to identify utilities along the Hwy 23 gaps begins next week

WILLMAR, Minn. – Crews from UMS, Inc. (Utility Mapping Services) and Braun Intertec will begin work to locate utilities and take soil borings along Highway 23 (New London to Richmond) as part of the Highway 23 gaps project.  Work could begin as early as next week, October 3.

MnDOT began the environmental review and layout development for the New London to Paynesville segment in the summer of 2014.  Work on the segment from Paynesville to Richmond begin last year in 2015.  Currently, there is no funding for the construction of either of the gaps.

Property owners along the project area will be receiving postcards alerting them of the upcoming work. If crews are going to be on private property they will alert homeowners to their presence. 

Questions on the work should be directed to:

  • Utility
    UMS, Inc.
    Curt Fakler, P.E.
  • Soil Boring Contact
    Braun Intertec
    Robert Malbcha

For more information on the Highway 23 Gaps project visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy23gapsnewlondonpaynesville and www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy23gappaynesvillerichmond.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511.  For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-1 or visit http://www.511mn.org/.