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Latest crash now puts the redesign of intersection at forefront

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WILLMAR -- Wednesday's fatal accident near the Health and Human Services building has renewed a sense of urgency to redesign the accident-plagued intersection.

Jon Henslin, Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 traffic engineer in Willmar, said he intends to hold a meeting with the city and county soon to finalize a plan for MnDOT engineers to complete this year so that construction can begin in 2010.

"What a tragedy when it's a loss of life," Henslin said.

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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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