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Highway 23 detour begins Tuesday by Paynesville

WILLMAR - Starting Tuesday traffic will be detoured on Highway 23 near Paynesville as crews build the east connection for the Paynesville Bypass project.

The detour will last until mid October.

Traffic will be detoured onto Stearns County Roads 33,16,10,68/114 and then back to Highway 23.

The 7.5 mile, four-lane divided bypass project is located north of New London, from Kandiyohi County Road 6 to west of 263rd Avenue in Paynesville and includes grading, paving, construction of eight bridges and lighting. The project will improve mobility and safety for motorists along the Highway 23 corridor.