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April 14, 2021

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Districtwide ADA project begins April 19

WILLMAR, Minn. — A districtwide Americans with Disabilities Act improvement project begins Monday, April 19. Sidewalks, driveways, and ramps on several roads in Canby, Clara City, Litchfield, Tyler, and Willmar will be updated to meet current ADA standards.

Drivers will encounter temporary lane closures and a flagging operation during construction and short delays are possible. Crews are scheduled to complete all work in a city before moving on to the next. Work is expected to take two to three weeks in each city. Project locations, in the order in which they will be upgraded:

  • Litchfield – Hwy 22 from West Pleasure Drive to East Commercial Street; improvements will be made on the east side of the road only
  • Tyler – Hwy 14 from County Road 8 to Danebod Court
  • Clara City – Hwy 23 from Second Street Southwest to First Street Southeast
  • Willmar – Hwy 12 from Ferring Street to Robert Street; Civic Center Drive from 23rd Street Northeast to Transportation Road
  • Canby – Hwy 68 from west of Popular Avenue to west of Ring Avenue; improvements will be made on the south side of the road only

The project is estimated to cost $1.4 million and be complete by August 11. The contractor is Hovland, Inc., of Hermantown, Minn. Please note that all dates are weather permitting, could change due to unforeseeable circumstances, and all traffic impacts may not be known at this time.

Find project location maps and weekly updates on the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/adaprojects.

Find project photos and updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsouthwest.

Watch for orange cones

Travelers may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, heavy equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT asks drivers to: 

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate with care and caution
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel and while walking or biking
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times