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New London now has "bump-outs" or "bulb -outs" at its Main Street intersections. The unique construction style will be seen more as the state and cities comply with new Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

New London's Main Street makeover meets separate goals of state and city

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NEW LONDON -- A recently completed makeover for New London's Main Street that uses a unique street and sidewalk design is making the town safer for pedestrians while meeting distinct goals for the city and the state.

The new look, which incorporates curb extensions called "bump-outs" or "bulb-outs" at pedestrian crossings, is unusual in rural Minnesota.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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