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In this 2011 photo, construction crews continue working on the state Highway 23 bypass, a project that will eventually move highway traffic around Paynesville instead of through it. Tribune photo

Mild weather may lead to summer completion for Paynesville, Minn., bypass


WILLMAR -- The Paynesville bypass on state Highway 23 should be finished sometime this summer.

Work will begin this summer, too, on two stretches of U.S. Highway 212 west of Montevideo, part of an ongoing effort to improve Highway 212 to the South Dakota border.

These west central Minnesota projects will be part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's 2012 construction plan, which will cost $1.1 billion and include 316 projects around the state.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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