Detour ahead for those traveling on Kandiyohi County Road 5/15 in southwest Willmar

The detour for the Kandiyohi County Road 5/15 project is scheduled to on Tuesday. It will be in place until work is completed, scheduled for October. Kandiyohi County Public Works / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Weather permitting, work is set to begin Tuesday on a road project on Kandiyohi County Road 5/15 from the County Road 5 bridge over state Highway 23 on the southwest edge of Willmar to approximately half of a mile north, the Kandiyohi County Public Works Department announced Friday.

The project, which will include new road grading and bituminous surfacing, will close the area to the traveling public. A detour will take drivers onto Highway 23 to Highway 71 and then on County Road 15 (19th Avenue Southwest).

The project is expected to wrap up in October. Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is the prime contractor. The work is part of a three-phase county project which will create efficient and safer traffic flow in the area.

Drivers are asked to slow down near the construction zone for the safety of the workers.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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