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September 13, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The “Road Closed” signs remain on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar for a resurfacing project, but the end is in sight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said this week that the $6 million project should be complete by Sept. 12.
Highway 71 to reopen Friday north of Willmar
September 13, 2018 - 10:09pm
September 6, 2018
Tribune file photo

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said design work to replace the Milan Bridge on state Highway 40 is progressing to begin construction on a new bridge in 2019.
Milan Bridge replacement project moves forward toward 2019 construction
September 6, 2018 - 7:24pm
July 1, 2018
Members of the burial recovery crew, most of whom are descendants of the Fond du Lac indigenous people, use soil sifters to look for bones and other artifacts at the MnDOT project site on Highway 23 in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood on a recent morning. Bob King / Forum News Service
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July 1, 2018 - 6:05am
May 7, 2018
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May 7, 2018 - 4:56pm
May 1, 2018
Tribune Editorial: MnDOT sticks it to Greater Minnesota
May 1, 2018 - 6:18pm
April 7, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Gene East, assistant project director with Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8, looks over plans for the Willmar Wye railroad bypass project. While construction has been delayed by the complexity of negotiating the master agreement, East still hopes the bid-letting will be this year.
Willmar Wye railroad bypass project delayed but not in jeopardy
April 7, 2018 - 7:05pm
February 3, 2018
The City of Fargo keeps its salt in this dome seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, near the Central Garage to keep rain from washing it away.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
'Permanent pollutant': Salt to melt ice on streets posing growing risk to Minnesota's lakes
February 3, 2018 - 1:34pm
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
Map courtesy of MnDOT

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
Submitted / Tribune

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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