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2014 road construction scheduled

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WILLMAR — Several major projects lead the 2014 construction schedule for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 this year.

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The major projects for west central Minnesota include:

- Minnesota Highway 7 and 22 – May to August: $7 million resurfacing of 16 miles of road  and intersection improvement at Highway 7 and 22.

- U.S. Highway 212 resurfacing – May to August: $6 million resurfacing project of 9 miles of  from Dawson to just west of Highway 59.

-  Minnesota Highway 24 – May to August: $5.8 million resurfacing project of 16 miles of road from Litchfield to Highway 15.

- Minnesota Highway 274 – May to November: $2 million realignment and reconstruction of road in partnership with the Upper Sioux Community.

- Minnesota Highway 40 – July to September: $5.4 million resurfacing project of 40 miles of road  from Kandiyohi County Road 5 to Minnesota Highways 7/59.

- Minnesota Highway 67 – May to June: A $772,000 resurfacing project of 11 miles of road from Yellow Medicine County Road 81 to Echo.

- Minnesota Highway 7 bridge reconstruction – Scheduled for June completion: $2.3 million reconstruction of the Highway 7 bridge over Chippewa River at Montevideo.

- U.S. Highway 12 – July to November: $310,000 project in Willmar constructing a right turn lane at 7th Street and improvements from 6th Street to Lakeland Boulevard.

- U.S. Highway 12 – July to November: $2.7 reconstruction of Highway 12 over bypass Highway 23/71.

-  Highway 12 – July to August: $800,000 micro surfacing project from Pennock to Willmar.

-  Highway 59 – September to November: $3.3 million resurfacing project of 26 miles of road from Yellow Medicine County Road 3 to Highway 212.

- Minnesota Highway 55 – September to November: $2.5 million resurfacing of 5 miles of road from Highway 4 to Highway 22.

- Minnesota Highway 22 – October to November: $1.4 million resurfacing project of 10 miles of road from Glencoe to Hutchinson.

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