U.S. Hwy 75 resurfacing project completed
WILLMAR, Minn. – The U.S. Highway 75 Madison to Bellingham resurfacing project that began last summer has been completed.
The project included the resurfacing of U.S. Highway 75 from Township Road 127 in Lac qui Parle County to the east junction with Highway 7 in Big Stone County using cold-in-place recycling, which is a method of removing and reusing the existing asphalt surface. It also included repairing and replacing culverts and guardrail along the project area, extending paved shoulders from two feet to six feet, and upgrading sidewalks and pedestrian ramps in Bellingham to make them more available for everyone. A fog seal coat and a chip seal coat were applied to protect the new pavement, increase skid resistance, and extend the life of the road.
Benefits of the project include a smoother ride, enhanced safety, improved drainage, and upgraded sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. The project cost $7.9 million and the contractor was Duininck, Inc., of Prinsburg, Minn.