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Railroad crossing work Monday will close Highway 12

WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday for three days next week and traffic will be detoured for replacement of a railroad crossing, the District 8 Office in Willmar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation announces today.

Traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured on County Road 5, state Highway 40, County Road 55 to Highway 12.

A crew from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will replace the crossing. MnDOT said the project is expected to be completed Aug. 13, weather permitting.