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Construction crews continue their work Thursday on the state Highway 23 Bypass, a project that eventually will move highway traffic around the city of Paynesville instead of through it. A new phase of the project is set to begin this week -- connecting the bypass to the existing highway on the east end. A detour will be in effect for an estimated seven weeks. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Crews accelerate work on Highway 23 Bypass at Paynesville, Minn.


PAYNESVILLE -- Construction crews working on the state Highway 23 bypass around Paynesville will be putting in overtime and working double shifts to make up for lost time during the state shutdown.

The project begins a new phase this week when the east connection to the 7.8-mile bypass will be constructed, resulting in a detour that will be in place until mid-October.

The detour extends from the east end of Paynesville to Roscoe.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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