Paynesville resident Don Zahler watches contractors preparing land Thursday that now borders the new Highway 23 bypass for development. A McDonald's restaurant will be the first business to open there. Zahler said residents in the Paynesville community appreciate the reduction of in-town traffic and noise, but are also concerned about how the lack of traffic will affect some businesses on what is now Business 23. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Ribbon cutting ceremony marks end of Highway 23 bypass project
What lies ahead quickly became the topic as the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Trunk Highway 23 bypass at Paynesville on Thursday.
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