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November 14, 2017
Officials look at expanding Paul Bunyan Expressway in northern Minn.
November 14, 2017 - 9:38pm
September 20, 2017
In search of 'Dead Man's Curve': Minn.'s DOT uses data to find dangerous roads
September 20, 2017 - 8:59am
July 10, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

A car travels east on Kandiyohi County Road 15 (also 19th Avenue Southwest) as a truck turns north on Kandiyohi County Road 5 in southwest Willmar. The county voted Monday to support a consultant’s recommendation to develop a roundabout at the intersection where the crash rate is three times what the state considers critical.
County proposes southwest Willmar roundabout
July 10, 2017 - 9:55pm
July 1, 2017
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Work to resurface state Highway 7 from Clara City to a point 16.4 miles east near Blomkest begins Wednesday, when the detour shown above goes into effect.
Hwy. 7 detour expands starting Wednesday
July 1, 2017 - 9:38am
June 30, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Milan Bridge, part of a historic district and made famous in Robert Bly's poem, "Driving Toward the Lac qui Parle River," will be replaced in 2019 by an open, concrete structure. The Minnesota Department of Transportation's Willmar office obtained permission to replace rather than rehabilitate the 1938 structure.
Concrete span to replace iconic Milan Bridge in western Minnesota
June 30, 2017 - 6:37am
June 6, 2017
A  Dooley's Petroleum truck travels along state Highway 40 with other commuters Tuesday near Willmar. The Chippewa County Commissioners, farmers and other businesses that rely on Highway 40 are urging the Minnesota Department of Transportation to upgrade the highway due to safety and economic concerns.
Hwy. 40 failing to meet needs: Chippewa County, ag producers seek improvements
June 6, 2017 - 10:30pm
June 4, 2017
With the Highway 371 realignment scheduled to open Tuesday, construction crews continue work between Nisswa and East Twin Lake. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
The future is now: Highway 371 bypass begins Tuesday
June 4, 2017 - 6:00am
April 14, 2017
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Several projects will take place in and around Benson starting in May. An open house about those projects is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at the Benson City Council chambers.
Open house set Wednesday for Benson pedestrian, resurfacing projects
April 14, 2017 - 8:04am
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The state Highway 22 project will begin Monday south of Litchfield. Meeker County Road 1 has been marked as the detour. The project should be completed in June.
Highway 22 project to begin Monday south of Litchfield
April 14, 2017 - 7:05am
April 8, 2017
Minnesota Highway 23 north of Willmar is shown in this file photo. There are still gaps in the four-lane from Willmar to Interstate 94, and proposals this year to not address them. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
Southwest MN transportation group says proposals fall short
April 8, 2017 - 6:05am
November 18, 2016
Nov 18 update: MnDOT advising no travel in parts of west central and southwest Minnesota
November 18, 2016 - 10:43am
October 24, 2016
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
October 24, 2016 - 7:41pm
October 17, 2016

Lindsey Knutson, District 8 planner with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has been hosting meetings in the region to provide information and gather input on the 10-year capital improvement plan. Mel Odens, left, Kandiyohi County engineer and public works director, and John Stahl, Renville county commissioner, were among those attending a session with the Mid-Minnesota Regional Development Commission Oct. 7 in Litchfield.
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MnDOT hitting the road to get input on work ahead
October 17, 2016 - 6:00am
October 9, 2016
Highway 71 to reopen Monday from Blomkest to Olivia
October 9, 2016 - 7:08pm
September 11, 2016
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Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune
Transportation funding gaps likely to grow
September 11, 2016 - 9:44pm
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