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Oct. 19, 2020

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Virtual open house for Hwy 212 J-turn projects begins Oct. 19

WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT District 8 and its partners are encouraging the community to attend a virtual open house for the Highway 212 J-turn projects.  The virtual open house begins Monday, October 19 and will take comments through Friday, October 30. 

In 2022, MnDOT will build two J-turns in the Glencoe area.  The J-turn located at the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 1 includes a permanent snow fence to reduce drifting and blowing snow.  It also includes improvements for people who walk and bike.  This J-turn is designed to have wider lanes than a traditional J-turn to accommodate vehicles of all sizes, including large trucks, emergency vehicles and agricultural equipment that frequently uses this intersection.

The J-turn at the intersection of Highway 212 and Highway 22/Chandler Avenue is a partial J-turn, which means it has one U-turn instead of two.